Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Road to Ever After by Moira Young - OPTIONAL

Young, Moira The Road to Ever After, 213 pages. Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan), 2016. $17. 

Language: PG (1 swear); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. 

Davy David is an orphan who lives in the depressing town of Brownvale.  He likes to draw pictures of angels in the dirt and leaves his drawings around town, but the town parson isn’t keen on Davy and wants him gone.  In an attempt to escape the cruelty and hardship of Brownvale, Davy accepts a job to chauffeur Miss Flint, the town spook, to her childhood home where she plans on dying.  The trip turns into an adventure Davy and Miss Flint will never forget.  

Davy David is a lovable and good-hearted kid that is easy to cheer for.  Miss Flint is fun in her eccentric ways and together they make an odd but endearing team.  This book has a mystical feel to it with a lot of references to angels and addresses the in-between of life and death.  The parson is dark and sinister and there is reference to a man’s head missing after a farming accident.  

EL, MS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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