Thursday, October 29, 2015

Waiting for Unicorns

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Talia is heartbroken. Her mom recently dies of cancer and she didn't even get a chance to say goodbye.  Not her dad is taking her to the Arctic where he will leave her with a stranger while he goes on a whale expedition.  It is not fair.  To cope Talia keeps a wishing jar - she is waiting for her wishes to come true and especially longs to see a unicorn because they are known to fulfill wishes.  When Talia hears about beluga whales in the area, unicorns of the sea, she tries to find one of those as well.  But in waiting for some big wishes to cometrue she almost misses the small miracles everyday.

This was a nice story...not too long, good characters, interesting plot without some of the drama and angst of a typical middle grade book.  Too quiet???  Curious to see how this appeals to readers.

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