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Monday, April 29, 2013

A gentle mixture of reality and fantasy: Michaela's Gift by @grammy2kiera #bookreview



Michaela's Gift


Written by Cordelia Dinsmore




Genre: Young Adult


Book Synopsis

Michaela Cochran and her family make the trip to her father’s ancestral home every year, but this year is special. Michaela is now twelve, the age when every girl in the family receives a special gift. When Aunt Sharon explains that Michaela’s gift is a magical ability to bring one of her drawings to life, Michaela begins making plans. What she wants most is a castle high on the mountain, where her family can live together. But if she can’t figure out how to resolve the growing hostility between herself and her mother, her gift is meaningless.

Walki's Rating





Walki's Review


A family holiday Michaela is looking forward to. She's just had her twelfth birthday and now she is about to receive her 'gift', the gift that every woman in her family --on her father's side--, receives at the age of twelve. However she is about to discover that there are more secrets in her family than her mysterious 'gift'.

This novel for pre-teens is a gentle mixture of reality and fantasy. The mother has migraines, the canary can speak, and I'm not sure how old the dog is. There is a touch of history with the origins of Michaela's family in Scotland, and an important choice for Michaela to make.

Michaela's Gift', while being simply written, is captivating and rich in emotions, that'll make the readers feel good and leave them with a dream or two.

Review Disclaimer: Book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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