RELEASE DATE: March 10, 2015
There’s a monster in Sidwell, Massachusetts, that may solely be seen at evening or, as Twig reveals, if passersby are close to her home.
It’s her older brother, James, born with wings similar to each male within the Fowler line for the final 200 years. They have been cursed by the Witch of Sidwell, left brokenhearted by their forebear Lowell Fowler. Twig and James are bored with the key and self-imposed isolation. Lonely Twig narrates, bringing the small city and its characters to life, intertwining occasions current and previous, and describing the results of the spell on her fractured household’s each day life. Eager for some normalcy and companionship, she befriends new-neighbor Julia whereas James falls in love with Julia’s sister, Agate—solely to be taught they’re descendants of the Witch. James and Agate appear as star-crossed as their ancestors, particularly when the townspeople attribute a spate of petty thefts and graffiti protesting the event of the woods to the monster and launch a hunt. The combo of romance and magic is irresistible and the stress, compelling. With the assistance of mates and thru a collection of self-realizations and discoveries, Twig grows extra confident. She is definite she is aware of find out how to change the curse. In so doing, Twig not solely modifications James’ destiny, however her personal, for the primary time feeling the fullness of household, mates and hope for the long run.
(Magical realism. 9-12)
Pub Date: March 10, 2015
Web page Rely: 208
Writer: Wendy Lamb/Random
Assessment Posted On-line: Dec. 22, 2014
Kirkus Evaluations Challenge: Jan. 1, 2015
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