Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Hayley Chewins - HIGH

 The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Hayley Chewins, 200 pages. Candlewick Press, 2020. $17. 

Content G



Three sisters grow up in a magical house that takes care of them and clothes and feeds them. They are alone there after their parents left them seven years ago. They have one big warning and that they cannot go out into the tall silver grass and floating trees that surround the house. One day, the eldest, 14yo Winnow does and even though her middle sister, Mayhap, tries to keep the sisters together, there is something mysterious and dangerous going on in the house. Mayhap has to try and unravel the mystery before they get sick and turn to silver. 

 Poetically written, this book draws the reader in to a magical but sinister setting. Mayhap will have you rooting for her as she tries to find answers while racing to outwit the house. The prose makes the otherworldly seem real, and once you start you will have to finish. 

Michelle in the Middle 

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