The glimmer, how a girl repairs a fairy wing, is an imaginary story about a girl named Leah, who just moved to a new city. She is very lonely, has no friends besides her stuffed animal cat, and she gets bullied in school. Her parents are super busy and don’t have any time for her either.
Leah is very unhappy and misses her old surroundings, especially the trees and nature she is used to from home, instead she is surrounded by new housing developments and other constructions.
One day after school she finds a new path with some lovely big trees and a blue jay that keeps flying towards her. Curiosity takes over and Leah walks further and further and eventually gets lost. She can’t believe her own eyes when all a sudden she meets a glimmerine, a fairy of some sort. In their excitement of meeting each other, a terrible accident happens and Leah breaks one of her wings… and an imaginary adventure begins…
I really wanted to like this book but I found it rather odd and confusing. The storyline wasn’t very strong and neither were the characters. The author lets you wonder if Leah’s whole adventures were just a dream in the end.
The book was overall a bit boring and I was always hoping for more. The positive message of friendship being like magic was okay, but I was hoping for a real friend to appear for Leah, which never really happened. Kids eight and up might enjoy this book if they like a dreamy, imaginary fairy story.
|Page Count||72 pages|
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