TROUBLING A STAR

THE AUSTIN FAMILY CHRONICLES BY MADELEINE L’ENGLE PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Troubling a Star is a fantastic tale of adventure for leading lady Vicky Austen who has received a ticket from a friend’s great aunt for a trip to Antarctica! That’s right, Antarctica, where marine biologist Adam Eddington, Vicky’s friend with the endearing great aunt, is … Read more

SILENT TO THE BONE

SILENT TO THE BONE BY E.L. KONIGSBURG   PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Konigsberg’s novel Silent to the Bone is a unique and well fashioned story for young readers that reinforces positive themes including the observations that true friends will accept you for who you are, understanding comes from experience and silence can be a tool … Read more

WINTER BLOOM

WINTER BLOOM BY TARA HEAVEY     PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Winter Bloom depicts a beautiful metaphor between a neglected walled garden in Ireland that has been overgrown with tangled weeds and brambles and an unlikely group of volunteers who come together and struggle to revive the garden as well as their own lives. Will … Read more