Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore - NO

McLemore, Anna-Marie Wild Beauty, 339 pages. Feiwel And Friends, 2017. $18.  Language: G (0swears, 0”f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: G.

For almost a hundred years the close knit Nomeolvides women have been caretakers of the enchanting garden estate, La Pradera, the enchanting location which summons visitors from around the world to its beguiling destination. Here, enchantment blooms in botanical wonder and the unique family of women hide a tragic history of losing all those they choose to love too deeply. In the midst of secrets and wonder a young man appears and in an attempt to help him discover who he is, the women discover the dangers of long buried secrets and hidden subjects guarded by family. 

This book is an adult view of love, loss and complicated social commentary woven in a botanical fantasy. The book is a difficult read and the plot convoluted.

NO. Raelynne, Language Arts Teacher

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