Monday, August 12, 2013

A Limberlost of Our Own

I just finished reading this book out loud to my two girls. We loved it. This book was about a girl named Elnora and followed her trials and loves from her start of high school through graduation and a little beyond. I wouldn't want to say much more, since it may ruin this story for you.

It really touched on many aspects of a girl and her emotions. She is a sweet, loving girl, but also feels resentment towards her mother, who seemed cruel and unloving.
She isn't sugary, fake sweet. She does get angry and frustrated with her life circumstances. There is a bit of a love triangle in this book, but it has so many lessons on patience, love, selfishness and being humble. There are exciting and suspenseful parts. This book ends nicely and even though it was a book about a teenager I was very comfortable reading to my 9 and 6 year old. I felt it was wholesome but not in a way that was sickening.

Elnora collects moths and butterflies and is a lover of nature and music. Things we love as well. We will always think of Elnora and Freckles  (a prequel novel), when watching, catching and collecting wildlife. I feel so fortunate that we have woods and wetlands surrounding us. It is so nice for our children to be able to run free and discover nature by just walking out the front, or back door.

So pretty! So amazing.

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