Monday, June 22, 2020

Quintessence by Jess Redman

Alma's parents moved her to a new town.  She knows no one, no one seems to want to know her and she has panic attacks.  She doesn't like living there.  Then she finds an odd little shop and meets a strange old man.  He gives her an odd telescope...

Macmillan Children's Publishing group and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 28th.

She's checking the stars when she sees one explode and a falling fragment looks just like a girl.  She needs the telescope to see that.  She lands in her back yard but when Alma goes out to find her, she runs...

As she begins to search out things, she's suddenly making friends.  They are from astronomy club and they have info and tools to help return the star to the sky.

This is a magical story where Alma keeps working on helping the star even though her parents are watching her.  Her friends are true friends and it takes all four for the magic to happen.

This is a fun read for middle graders.  I enjoyed it.

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