I checked this book out of the local library to read. All opinions are my own. News of the World by Paulette Jiles 🌟🌟🌟This book should be a movie because of the decriptive writing. It seems some parts go on and on with descriptions.A man, Captain Kidd, who reads the news from all over the world in small towns across Texas is paid by another to deliver a captive Kiowa child back to her relatives. As the rustic journey gets underway the child speaks no English and has no idea of civilized ways. As Captain Kidd, who is 71, begins to slowly teach the child (Johannah) he becomes emotionally attached and feels responsible for her more so after a battle with locals who attempt to steal the child from him. At which time he begins to understand her ability to adapt and survive. She teaches him how to use dimes in shotgun shells for ammunition. When they finally reach Castroville after a month’s journey in a wagon he feels terrible about leaving her with her heartless relatives to live a life in which she can not understand. The family is abusive and after a few nights apart he returns to get her. Her life may not be understood by many but the two of them have a bond that remains unbroken through time. It was a pleasant slow read that has a heartwarming ending and makes you want to smile. Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and Library Thing.
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Licensed Vocational Nurse for Special Needs Pediatrics turned stay at home mom. I have enjoyed reading for as long as I can remember. I will read anything from children's books, novels, short stories, and even instruction manuals! I am a true book nerd. View all posts by Stacie Boren