Thursday, February 9, 2017
The World From Up Here
In a way, Wren is a lot like her mother - afraid. She is afraid of planes, afraid of horses, afraid of standing up for herself. She wishes she could be more like Silver, her cousin who is popular and doesn't seem to be afraid of anything. When her mother becomes ill, Wren and her brother Russell go to stay with Silver and her Aunt. There she becomes closer to her cousin, learns the nature of her mother's illness, and learns a bit more about what it means to be brave. When she and Silver set out to find out more about Witch Weatherly, Wren discovers more than she bargained for. Can she break the cycle of guilt and fear?
I enjoyed this book. It touched on anxiety and depression but was also hopeful. I don't feel that the cover adequately represents the mood of the book and will limit the readers who may pick it up but that is a small quibble.