I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if the ending was more believable.
The characters were well done and it was easy to get caught up in the story. I thought the main character, Rennie, was believable (it is not always easy to portray a young girl’s thinking). I appreciated the author’s portrayal of a time in our nation’s history when it was clear that hysteria could be spread easily and prejudice something that folks just did not question.
I also appreciated the author’s characterization of the Japanese’ polite manners, even to those that were treating them rudely, or worse.
However, some of the plot just didn’t seem realistic to me (especially the ending with too many surprises).
It did keep my interest, however, and I enjoyed reading this book to find out what would happen next.