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“Stevens’ skill with dialect also makes this book unique. She doesn’t overdo it, but lets it flow like spring water, or rain in the forest…” Thanks so much for reading and reviewing DOG BONE SOUP, Mary Clark! READ ALL ABOUT IT… ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.4writersandreaders.com

Mary Clark, Writer

dogbone-soupThis is a wonderfully engaging and thought-provoking story. Bette Stevens’ young boy growing up in poverty in 1960s America, reminds me of another child, adrift on a raft on a mighty river, and the issues illuminated by that author of social stigma, individual resilience, and integrity. Huckleberry Finn is also poor and an outsider, and yet becomes a symbol for the equality of all humanity, and the finer spirit in all of us, in Mark Twain’s hands. I felt a similar quality in Stevens’ distinctive book.

Stevens’ skill with dialect also makes this book unique. She doesn’t overdo it, but lets it flow like spring water, or rain in the forest. Her descriptions take you into the scene and the characters’ minds. I felt I was in the family’s cabin, fishing by the river, riding a bike into town, being bullied and ostracized, and ashamed of a parent’s bad behavior…

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Comments on: "My Review of Dogbone Soup" (13)

  1. This is a wonderful review. The reviewer really gets the book and appreciates the talent of the writer in this outstanding Americana story of two young boys figuring out how to survive in the worst of circumstances–and without complaint.

  2. Could not agree more with the author of this review!!!

  3. What a lovely review, Bette. You must be delighted.

  4. Wonderful review, Bette. 👍

  5. Excellent review. I totally agree. 😀

  6. Bette, this is a fantastic and well-deserved review. Hugs.

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