Monday, May 5, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

Destiny Rewritten
by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Amazon Description:
Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth Davis has been told for her entire life that her destiny is to become a poet, just like her famous namesake, Emily Dickinson. But Emily doesn't even really like poetry, and she has a secret career ambition that she suspects her English-professor mother will frown on. Then, just after discovering that is contains an important family secret, she loses the special volume of Emily Dickinson's poetry that was given to her at birth. As Emily and her friends search for the lost book in used bookstores and thrift shops all across town, Emily's understanding of destiny begins to unravel and then rewrite itself in a marvelous new way.

My Thoughts:

Destiny Rewritten is one of those books that seems to have a slow, but steady burn. By the conclusion of this well-written middle grade novel I was in tears. Ms. Fitzmaurice has skillfully woven truths about life, trust, and of course, destiny, into a thoroughly entertaining and enlightening story. The character and plot development are exquisite. I would highly recommend Destiny Rewritten to readers from the ages of eight to twelve.

To learn more about the author, Kathryn Fitzmaurice, click here: http://kathrynfitzmaurice.com/

6 comments:

  1. Sounds good, and anything with that many books on the cover has to be great!

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    1. Yes, Sara, it's a great one. Have a good week!

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  2. This looks like another MG winner! Such a great genre that produces a lot of tear-jerkers. The last one I read was a major tissue-reacher type! =)

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    1. It's always amazing to me how a MG novel can contain such wisdom. Have a great week, Leandra!

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  3. This was a lovely book. I read it awhile back and found it charming.

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    1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who enjoys reading a good middle grade novel, Elizabeth. :-) Have a great day!

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