Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House

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This book is probably intended for kids in high school or maybe older. I’m twelve, but I really enjoyed it. With this coronavirus, I’m not even sure what I’ll be doing next year, so I liked reading a story about somebody who doesn’t have her life all planned. In school, we have to make a six-year-plan (as if we were factories in the Soviet bloc), but I don’t know what I’ll be doing in six years! Instead of going to college, Lucy Crisp has taken two gap years, working odd jobs and living with her dad in New York City. After she is hired by a florist, she is encouraged to apply to Ladywyck Lodge. She is accepted into the floral artistry program, and her dad is so happy he drives with her upstate to look at the town. Since Lucy will need a place to live, they visit a realtor, who sells them a beautiful, spacious, and surprisingly affordable house. That house turns out to be the vanishing house in the title, but the story is so good, and so fun to read, that I won’t ruin your fun by telling you any more. If you like magic, but maybe found Harry Potter to be too precious, try this book. It’s really charming! Every illustration by the author is a beautiful painting that gives you a feeling instead of a cartoon. Lucy is the kind of character you wish you knew in real life!

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Author Janet Hill
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher Tundra Books
Publish Date 2020-04-14
ISBN 9781770499249
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Issue July 2020
Category Young Adult


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