Libby Thompson is just fourteen years old when she flees her abusive home with her newborn son, Angel. Now they must build a life for themselves on hard work and low wages, dealing with police who are sometimes helpful-but not always-and a drug dealer who is full of surprises. As Angel gets older, he begins asking questions about his family, and Libby's tenuous peace threatens to crumble. Can a son without a father and a young woman without a past make something beautiful out of a lifetime of secrets? MakingManna explores the depths of betrayal, and the human capacity to love, flourish, and forgive in the face of heartbreaking odds.
I had a chance to review the book, and it was both hard to read and impossible to put down. Libby has a hard life, and it doesn't get easier even when she leaves home. However, it was written with just enough suspense to keep me turning pages until I finished the book in one day. It's a good book with a satisfying ending, and I enjoyed the chance to read it!