Mary-Ann as a young girl lived with her family in a Hutterite community in southern Manitoba, Canada. In this community they shared everything – food, property and private lives. They cared for each other, ate together, celebrated traditions together and worshiped together. Rarely did they leave the colony. There was some conflict between her dad and the leader causing them to leave the colony when she was nine. Her dad had to find a job and a place for them to live. They had only experienced life in the colony. They had big challenges ahead of them. They had never tasted some foods like macaroni and cheese. Never heard of Walt Disney. Mary-Ann loved and missed her friends and relatives in the colony and yet she was having many new experiences and trying to fit in. This book was interesting to me because I had never heard of a Hutterite.
Reviewed by Diann Landeen
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