While well written and moving, I really thought this book would have made a better documentary. The author nicely described many aspects but I often thought her description fell short of capturing what was happening and the people involved. For instance, the description of the various vehicles and the people who inhabited them or the sugar beet harvesting. I wanted more photos to help me picture what was happening. Also, while interesting, I did not find this topic engaging enough to commit reading the whole book (I did read the whole thing but struggled with whether or not to finish it). A documentary would have been a more appropriate length and medium for a topic, that while sad and disheartening, only effects a very small subset of people. This is not my favorite One Read.