I love any book that is related to the Amish. For some reason when I started reading this book I just wasn't getting into it. Later I realized it was because it's not your typical story about the Amish. For me that meant I needed to spend more time than 5 minutes here and there reading it because otherwise I wasn't becoming involved with the characters. Once I sat down and devoted some time to actually reading the book I started to enjoy it so much more. There are many people mentioned in the book, but only a few "real" characters that you get to know. My favorite character was actually a child, Felix. He is put on this great ship and then told to stay downstairs. You can only imagine how that goes over with him! Anna is not happy about being on this ship, but she is the only person going with their group that speaks English and she is suppose to go between the Amish and the ships people. It seems as if almost anything and everything happens on this ship and I truly enjoyed this book by the end. I think Suzanne Fisher does a wonderful job of developing the characters. I felt like I was right there on the ship.
** I received this book for free for my honest review.