Review: The Water Seeker
The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Without Will Patton narrating this, I'm not sure how much I would have enjoyed it. He does a fantastic job with the various characters and caricatures, even mastering the aging of the central character, Amos, from a young, nearly orphaned boy to a young man proving himself on the Oregon trail. As far as the story, it doesn't really take off until the second half, when Amos is rejoined with his father and starts the real coming of age portion of the book. There's a bit of a fantasy thread through out the story that doesn't add anything other than a bit of ambiance to scenes that would have been fine without them.
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