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In A Handful of Dust

Mindy McGinnis

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In a Handful of Dust is set ten years after the first novel, Not a Drop to Drink, as a dangerous disease strikes the community where teenage Lucy lives. When her adoptive mother, Lynn, takes Lucy away from their home and friends in order to protect her, Lucy struggles to figure out what home means. During their journey west to find a new life, the two face nature’s challenges, including hunger, mountains, and deserts.

I liked that there was years between the first and second book. I liked that they got to live in peace for a while! This book was a journey that was fun and interesting to read about. I really like this author. I feel like she could write another with these characters, and I hope so!

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