Winterfolk by Janel Kolby
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Somewhat difficult read as this reminds us that the homeless are all around us, and that not all of them fit into that neat "oh, they're mentally disturbed or drug addicts" category. Rain's life among the Winterfolk isn't what many of us would consider comfortable, but for her it's normal - until the city decides to destroy the encampment. And thus begins the real story: how does an outsider, used to a very different life and ill-equipped to navigate ours, begin to build a new life? What skills do they need, and how do they acquire them?
Despite the promise, there were times when this was overwritten. In this case, less would have been more, leading to a greater emotional impact for readers.
ARC provided by publisher.