Rust & Stardust

Rust & Stardust

Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he?s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute?unless she does as he says. This chilling Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no wa...

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Title:Rust & Stardust
Author:T. Greenwood
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Rust & Stardust
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Rust & Stardust Reviews

  • karen
    Jan 21, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

  • Cheri
    Jun 10, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

    4.5 stars! Heart-wrenching and unforgettable. This novel is based on the real-life story of eleven-year-old Sally Horner who, in 1948, was kidnapped and held captive for two years, physically and mentally assaulted by known convict Frank LaSalle. This is not an easy story to re...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?The teacher wonders but she Doesn't ask It's hard to see the pain Behind the mask Bearing the burden Of a secret storm Sometimes she wishes she was Never born ?Through the wind and the rain She stands hard as a stone In her world that she can r...

  • JanB
    Aug 18, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

  • Elyse
    May 08, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

  • Marialyce
    Apr 25, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

    4.5 stars! Heart-wrenching and unforgettable. This novel is based on the real-life story of eleven-year-old Sally Horner who, in 1948, was kidnapped and held captive for two years, physically and mentally assaulted by known convict Frank LaSalle. This is not an easy story to re...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?The teacher wonders but she Doesn't ask It's hard to see the pain Behind the mask Bearing the burden Of a secret storm Sometimes she wishes she was Never born ?Through the wind and the rain She stands hard as a stone In her world that she can r...

    ?The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice.? ? T. Greenwood, Rust & Stardust What a fantastic and thrilling read ! In 1948, 11-year-old Sally Horner was kidnap...

    This is a novel based on the true crime story of the kidnapping of 11 yr old Sally Horner in 1948, in Camden, NJ that inspired the writing of the book Lolita. Sally?s kidnapper, Frank LaSalle was 52 yrs old and newly out of prison when he tricked her into thinking he was an FBI agent...

    Oh, this book just tugged on my heartstrings from the first page. Poor Sally Horner just wants to fit in. So, when the popular girls tell her she must steal something from Woolworths to join their club, she tries. But instead, she?s picked up by Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, ...

    "Not even the brightest future can make up for the fact that no roads lead back to what came before-to the innocence of childhood or the first time we fell in love." Jo Nesbo Most parents cherish their children's innocence. They long to preserve it as long as possible, and let their...

  • Liz
    Jul 19, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

    4.5 stars! Heart-wrenching and unforgettable. This novel is based on the real-life story of eleven-year-old Sally Horner who, in 1948, was kidnapped and held captive for two years, physically and mentally assaulted by known convict Frank LaSalle. This is not an easy story to re...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?The teacher wonders but she Doesn't ask It's hard to see the pain Behind the mask Bearing the burden Of a secret storm Sometimes she wishes she was Never born ?Through the wind and the rain She stands hard as a stone In her world that she can r...

    ?The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice.? ? T. Greenwood, Rust & Stardust What a fantastic and thrilling read ! In 1948, 11-year-old Sally Horner was kidnap...

    This is a novel based on the true crime story of the kidnapping of 11 yr old Sally Horner in 1948, in Camden, NJ that inspired the writing of the book Lolita. Sally?s kidnapper, Frank LaSalle was 52 yrs old and newly out of prison when he tricked her into thinking he was an FBI agent...

    Oh, this book just tugged on my heartstrings from the first page. Poor Sally Horner just wants to fit in. So, when the popular girls tell her she must steal something from Woolworths to join their club, she tries. But instead, she?s picked up by Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, ...

  • Susanne Strong
    Aug 18, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Aug 13, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

  • Debra
    Dec 28, 2017

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

  • Carol
    Apr 07, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

  • Melissa
    Jul 12, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Mar 02, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

    4.5 stars! Heart-wrenching and unforgettable. This novel is based on the real-life story of eleven-year-old Sally Horner who, in 1948, was kidnapped and held captive for two years, physically and mentally assaulted by known convict Frank LaSalle. This is not an easy story to re...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?The teacher wonders but she Doesn't ask It's hard to see the pain Behind the mask Bearing the burden Of a secret storm Sometimes she wishes she was Never born ?Through the wind and the rain She stands hard as a stone In her world that she can r...

    ?The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice.? ? T. Greenwood, Rust & Stardust What a fantastic and thrilling read ! In 1948, 11-year-old Sally Horner was kidnap...

    This is a novel based on the true crime story of the kidnapping of 11 yr old Sally Horner in 1948, in Camden, NJ that inspired the writing of the book Lolita. Sally?s kidnapper, Frank LaSalle was 52 yrs old and newly out of prison when he tricked her into thinking he was an FBI agent...

    Oh, this book just tugged on my heartstrings from the first page. Poor Sally Horner just wants to fit in. So, when the popular girls tell her she must steal something from Woolworths to join their club, she tries. But instead, she?s picked up by Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, ...

    "Not even the brightest future can make up for the fact that no roads lead back to what came before-to the innocence of childhood or the first time we fell in love." Jo Nesbo Most parents cherish their children's innocence. They long to preserve it as long as possible, and let their...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Apparently 2018 is going to be the year where I read all the things I don?t typically choose to read because generally when it comes to books that fall under the ?Historical Fiction? umbrella I?d say . . . . ...

  • Karen
    Mar 01, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

    4.5 stars! Heart-wrenching and unforgettable. This novel is based on the real-life story of eleven-year-old Sally Horner who, in 1948, was kidnapped and held captive for two years, physically and mentally assaulted by known convict Frank LaSalle. This is not an easy story to re...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?The teacher wonders but she Doesn't ask It's hard to see the pain Behind the mask Bearing the burden Of a secret storm Sometimes she wishes she was Never born ?Through the wind and the rain She stands hard as a stone In her world that she can r...

    ?The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice.? ? T. Greenwood, Rust & Stardust What a fantastic and thrilling read ! In 1948, 11-year-old Sally Horner was kidnap...

    This is a novel based on the true crime story of the kidnapping of 11 yr old Sally Horner in 1948, in Camden, NJ that inspired the writing of the book Lolita. Sally?s kidnapper, Frank LaSalle was 52 yrs old and newly out of prison when he tricked her into thinking he was an FBI agent...

  • Felicia
    Jul 06, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

    4.5 stars! Heart-wrenching and unforgettable. This novel is based on the real-life story of eleven-year-old Sally Horner who, in 1948, was kidnapped and held captive for two years, physically and mentally assaulted by known convict Frank LaSalle. This is not an easy story to re...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?The teacher wonders but she Doesn't ask It's hard to see the pain Behind the mask Bearing the burden Of a secret storm Sometimes she wishes she was Never born ?Through the wind and the rain She stands hard as a stone In her world that she can r...

    ?The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice.? ? T. Greenwood, Rust & Stardust What a fantastic and thrilling read ! In 1948, 11-year-old Sally Horner was kidnap...

    This is a novel based on the true crime story of the kidnapping of 11 yr old Sally Horner in 1948, in Camden, NJ that inspired the writing of the book Lolita. Sally?s kidnapper, Frank LaSalle was 52 yrs old and newly out of prison when he tricked her into thinking he was an FBI agent...

    Oh, this book just tugged on my heartstrings from the first page. Poor Sally Horner just wants to fit in. So, when the popular girls tell her she must steal something from Woolworths to join their club, she tries. But instead, she?s picked up by Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, ...

    "Not even the brightest future can make up for the fact that no roads lead back to what came before-to the innocence of childhood or the first time we fell in love." Jo Nesbo Most parents cherish their children's innocence. They long to preserve it as long as possible, and let their...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Apparently 2018 is going to be the year where I read all the things I don?t typically choose to read because generally when it comes to books that fall under the ?Historical Fiction? umbrella I?d say . . . . ...

    "She curled herself into a ball and imagined she was made not of bones but of sticks. Twigs. Gnarled and brittle limbs broken off from their roots. She and the tumbleweeds were no different, both of them at the whim of a terrible wind." I'll preface this review by saying that Lolita...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Aug 15, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Mar 16, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

  • Deanna
    Jul 14, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    Aug 13, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

  • Jen
    Sep 18, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Jul 20, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Aug 07, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

  • Holly  B
    Apr 14, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Aug 14, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

  • Kendall
    Feb 25, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

  • Jenny
    Aug 06, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

  • Tammy
    Feb 22, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Aug 20, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

    4.5 stars! Heart-wrenching and unforgettable. This novel is based on the real-life story of eleven-year-old Sally Horner who, in 1948, was kidnapped and held captive for two years, physically and mentally assaulted by known convict Frank LaSalle. This is not an easy story to re...

  • Imane
    Aug 24, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

    How do you even write a review for a book that was so harrowing to read but yet so beautiful at the same time? This book literally shattered me and had me feeling so distressed and left me feeling completely numb in the end. Sally Horner will be forever in my heart and never forgot...

    4.5 Stars. Oh. My. Gosh......Heartbreaking. June, 1948....Lonely at age 11, all Florence "Sally" Horner wanted was friends....to belong....to join the secret girl's club, but her initiation at Woolworth's proves disastrous as a predator is watching and preparing to make his move....tak...

    4.5 stars, rounded up First off, I apologize in advance for my wordy review, but there were some things I just had to say! It was 1948 when 11-year-old Sally Horner, desperate to fit in, accepted a dare from the popular girls to shoplift something from a Woolworth?s store. She ...

    ?He touched her face, and her body stiffened?. ?Don?t worry about your mama, Sally. They?ll forget about you soon. It?ll be like you never was?. Oh please.......the storytelling - *Fiction Scenarios* - we are asked to believe were so far fetched....I found myself hys...

    On a dare, eleven year old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the Camden, New Jersey local five and dime store and winds up the victim of a serial pedophile recently released from prison and on the run from the authorities. For two years Sally is molested, transported across the count...

    4.5 stars! Heart-wrenching and unforgettable. This novel is based on the real-life story of eleven-year-old Sally Horner who, in 1948, was kidnapped and held captive for two years, physically and mentally assaulted by known convict Frank LaSalle. This is not an easy story to re...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! ?The teacher wonders but she Doesn't ask It's hard to see the pain Behind the mask Bearing the burden Of a secret storm Sometimes she wishes she was Never born ?Through the wind and the rain She stands hard as a stone In her world that she can r...

    ?The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice.? ? T. Greenwood, Rust & Stardust What a fantastic and thrilling read ! In 1948, 11-year-old Sally Horner was kidnap...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    Aug 12, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...

    5 Amazing & Heart-Wrenching Stars. Rust & Stardust is a devastating novel based on the real life of Sally Horner, who at the tender age of eleven years old, was abducted by a man named Frank La Salle, who tricked her by claiming to be an FBI agent. This is a rip your hea...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! my monster roots are showing again. i am in the lonesome minority with this book, which has moved everyone but me to tears and praise. don?t get me wrong, i did not dislike it, but 1) i never rarely cry at books, and 2) my tastes run darker than this book. ?...

    Little Sally Horner sitting on a corner. Except Sally is not Jack and this is no nursery rhyme. Instead this is a horrific and tragic story of the abduction of an 11 year old girl in 1948. This is based on the true story where Sally is given voice of who she may have been and how she s...

    4.5 Had to finish, had to know I?m not going to have the words to describe how heart-broken I was the WHOLE time I was reading this book. The writing flowed so perfectly, I couldn?t pull myself away from the story. I adored the little girl, Sally and was terrified for her. I ...

    Upfront. First thing - I am recommending this book. It is a well developed story about a horrible event. But it is a difficult read. Sadness, anger, depression, impatience become the readers constant companions during this reading. T. Greenwood calmly and clearly chronicles a child ab...

    5 sensitive stars to Rust & Stardust! ? ? ? ? ? And Happy Publication Day! Even though I knew this would be a heart-rending book, I trusted Greenwood to write in a respectful way without being sensationally graphic, and somehow, even knowing the devastating endin...

    *5 LUMINOUS stars!* I couldn't be happier to add this shiny new hardcover to my bookcase. It's a true gift. "...as she descended the school's front steps to the sidewalk, Sally felt dread in her stomach like a peach pit swallowed whole." I want to go to the nearest hat store, put...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    May 06, 2018

    Despite the eye-catching cover and the author's lyrical style, this is not a pretty read. In fact, this riveting rendering of the true-crime abduction of a young girl ripped my heart to shreds. The thought-provoking nature of the story, the all too real feelings it incites and the beau...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... From the blurb, I read that this was the true crime story that inspired, Vladimir Nabokov's ?Lolita?. But this is not a true-crime story in the traditional sense. I was eager to get started but had n...

    :::5 Stars::: It ain?t easy being queasy? Despite (and maybe because of) the fact that I spent the entirety of this harrowing journey staggering on the brink of both vomit and tears, only to be pulled under into an abysmal sea of sadness, I cannot give this book anything less...

    5, *rolls up podium, pulls down screen, powers up projector, starts powerpoint presentation* now let me tell you about a magnificent literary masterpiece stars!!! I think I could've stabbed myself in the eye with a fork and it would've hurt less than this book. Ok, all jokes asi...

    4.5 stars Rust & Stardust is based on the real-life kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, and her kidnapper, in 1948 whose story inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic book, Lolita. After a dare from a group of girls, 11-year-old Sally Horner attemp...

    ? "The world was a terrifying and dangerous place, a world that could convince you to offer up your own child to the devil without even thinking twice." ?? Rust & Stardust is based on the 1948 kidnapping of 11 yr. old Sally Horner by Frank LaSalle. This story was h...

    Happy Pub day to this beauty!!! Put this on your radar everyone!! <3 <3. Rust & Stardust... where do I begin? Oh my gosh 5 huge gut wrenching and beautiful stars!! Oh my goodness did I cry on this book.... this book was so amazing! This is my first book that I've r...

    Sally Horner is under peer pressure because she wants to join her friends club and they want her to steal something from the local Woolworths store in Camden, New Jersey. This happened in the 1940's. She decides to steal a composition notebook and doesn't realize that Frank LaSalle i...

    Where do I even begin to review a book as emotionally wrenching as this. I was left numb, speechless and just downright heavy-hearted when I reached the end. A true tragedy, and?innocence lost. Sally is a young girl growing up with her mother Ella in Camden, New Jersey. All she w...

    FIVE SHATTERING STARS I love great literature that moves you. You know? I mean isn?t that why we read? I want to be moved to cry, moved to think, moved to care. 2018 has been a banner blue ribbon year for the psychological suspense novel and now we have a crowning jewel of a bo...