This week I read The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffin Little. Here is a short summary:
After accidentally putting her mother under a sleeping spell, Eleven-year-old Livie knows that she is responsible for it but, cannot tell anyone. She must find a cure – and fast. Livie is a tomboy and the middle child. Scared to disappoint her daddy whom she loves more than anything she keeps her secrets to herself. She would go to see a witch doctor,break her beloved daddy’s rules, light a candle with a prayer do anything to get her mama back so she can say she’s sorry. This is a story with deep emotions.
What I really like about this book is that I got so into this book that I had to be grounded from books to get me to do anything else. I also could hear and “see” everything happening to me as if I was Livie. She learned her place in the family which helped her realize she needed to apologize to her mom.
I think you might like this book because it’s a good book.
Remember Kimberley Griffin Little is in another country right now and will be a guest as soon as she returns and is available.
Next I will be reading Grape Bubblegum by Beth Bowland.
When hair dye goes wrong, falsies escape during pep rallies, and friends turn to the dark side, Beatrice’s 8th-grade year can only be saved by grape bubblegum kisses.
13-year-old Beatrice Peppercorn’s heart’s desires are to finish her final year in middle school, win the heart of her cutie pie crush and take home the trophy for the spelling competition. Simple, right? Not when Beatrice’s arch nemesis gets in her way and a new kid arrives–turning her world upside down.
See you later,