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Saturday, May 7, 2011

REVIEW for The Listening Tree

Thank you to Fitzhenry & Whiteside for sending me a copy of this book.

TITLE:         The Listening Tree

AUTHOR:    Celia Barker Lottridge

GENRE:       YA

RATING:     4 Stars

Who hasn't wanted to, at one time or another in their life, get away from the world and simply sit somewhere and watch it all go by - without having to contribute one way or the other?


Well, this is the basic premise of The Listening Tree. Our main character, Ellen has a hard time with life, even though she is still a young girl. So, she sits in the tree and watches people, events and things go by, but one day, she overhears some bad news and she knows that she needs to do something to help.

What follows is a wonderful story of discovery and of learning to trust yourself and the people around you. Its about doing the right thing and helping someone and its about realizing that maybe, just maybe, life is not that bad after all - with a little help from your friends.

Extremely well written, touching and entertaining. I loved it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book.It would be great to be able to fade into the bacground sometimes and just observe.
Sharon

 
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