Friday, February 23, 2018

Storm-Wake by Lucy Christopher - OPTIONAL

Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages.  Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018.  $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows.  Their only companions are a horse and a dog and Cal, another odd castaway thrown up by the sea.  Pa puts all of his energy into the magical flowers that bloom all over the island.  Cal, though is always looking for a way off the island.  When two new boys are shipwrecked also, all of their lives will change forever and the magic will begin to unravel.

There is not enough magic within the pages to make this novel sparkle, nor does the writing mesmerize like Shakespeare’s original.  The mystical origins are vague instead of dreamy and the ending leaves questions for which I am not sure I care to find answers.

HS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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