Reviewed by Dayna Davis, LDSFiles.com Staff Writer
Before the Dawn by Dean Hughes. Published by Deseret Book.
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This is a very different kind of book. It took me a while to get into it. It's like a movie that has a slow start while it explains the characters and before you know it, you're captivated by the story - for reasons you don't understand. I couldn't tell you if I liked this book. I just know that I had difficulty putting it down after I got past chapter 2 or 3. The book is a bit scary. What we would do today if there was another Depression? People don't live on farms anymore. That made me realize how vulnerable we really are. Also, this book makes you want to be better in life and in callings in the church. Leah really tries hard to do what's right and half the time she's wrong. She learns a lot about humility and judgements and she is truly human. I thought it was compelling, and I've learned a lot from reading it.