Top critical review
A lovely adventure.
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2021
In this book, you'll find two adorable children: on the one hand, an introspective boy who is considered antisocial by his mother, and, on the other, a girl who seeks refuge amid nature. Contrary to his mother's wishes, he avoids contact with other children at the school and ends up taking refuge in an abandoned plot of land about to be sold.
It is a genuinely well-written book for young people and adults alike. By the same author of 'Pax' (2019) and 'Clementine' (2013), the book tells the adventures of two children who end up united by the purposes: to dream, grow and preserve one of the last natural refuges in the city. Generally speaking, the book deals with themes such as maturation, acceptance, and discoveries.
I can say that I had a pleasant experience when I finished reading another spectacular Pennypacker book. The author presents us with the imaginative and vulnerable journey through self-acceptance, written with grace and sensitive characters.