Saturday, August 15, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Orphanage of Miracles by Amy Neftzger


BLURB:

Perhaps everyone could use a miracle, but very few will find the one they truly need.

Amid a war torn land and hidden deep within an enchanted forest lays an orphanage where miracles abound. It s a magical place created years ago by a resolute king who must defeat an evil sorcerer waging bitter war against his land and his people. He knew that in order to save his people, victory would require a miracle.

A young girl named Kelsey also desperately needs a miracle. She sets out on a quest to find the whispered-of orphanage. Along the way she s joined by several traveling companions, including an over-sized snow leopard and a boy who cannot speak. In a land under a spell cast by the evil sorcerer, it's difficult to know the difference between what's real and what isn't ... and what a true friend looks like. Join Kelsey and her companions as they embark on an extraordinary adventure and a quest unlike any other and take a peek inside The Orphanage of Miracles.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 8 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

My favorite character is Nicholas because he carefully thinks out everything and decides what the best course of action is. 

My favorite part of the story is when Maddie's plant is about to die. Nicholas takes care of it and slowly nurses it back to health. I think this shows just how much he cares for his friends. I also like when Kelsey and Silence meet the leopard Meghan. Kelsey is so mad because Meghan likes Silence better. Meghan always is logical and questions Kelsey. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend this book for ages 12 and up because they need to have a pretty clear understanding of logic.