Really appreciated the narrative voice of this book. It was so simple and accessible. And this book is set in the past - "back in the day" - which is something I usually avoid because I feel like the language used to describe these times sounds equally as dated. That wasn't the case with this book for me. If anything, only the subdued simplicity of the times was conveyed through the text and it complemented the story well.
I enjoyed the first third, but found the middle third too slow and somewhat boring. I had contemplated putting the book down and starting something else a couple times. I'm glad I didn't though; the ending was satisfying and wrapped everything up nicely.
This was an enjoyable book with a soothing subdued voice.