Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SOME KIND OF HAPPINESS by Claire Legrand / Waiting on Wednesday

By: Claire Legrand
Published by: Simon & Schuster Young Readers 
To Be Released on: May 17th, 2016
Ages: 8-12
Pre-Order from: Amazon 
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• Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they’re not.)
• Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer.
• Never having met said grandparents.
• Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.)

Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents’ house and realizes the Everwood is real--and holds more mysteries than she'd ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn’t allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones.

With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she’ll first have to save herself.

Reality and fantasy collide in this powerful, heartfelt novel about family, depression, and the power of imagination.

I am really looking forward to this book's release, so I can read it. It sounds like one of those reads that will stay with you long after you read it. I'm really intrigued by the premise of it. Plus, this cover is calling my name. What upcoming MG/KidLit releases are you looking forward to?

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~