The average ten-year-old girl seldom travels far from home. She doesn't worry about being kidnapped by witches or imprisoned in medieval castles where children meet their unspeakable demise. She rarely gives thought to curses, potions and magic. She certainly isn't risking life and limb to decipher ancient rites and lost treasures ....
But Liberty Frye is about to discover that she is not your average girl.
When a cryptic note from long-lost relatives arrives, the news it brings flips Libby's small-town life upside down. Soon, she finds herself lured to a foreign land where retired witches, chatty bats and geriatric World War II pilots await. It's up to Libby to unravel the sinister plot that brought her there in the first place, but in so doing, she'll uncover a shocking secret that will change her life forever ... if she survives the challenge.
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
If you enjoy fantasy books, be sure to include this series in your reading list!
Liberty loves her unique parents with all her heart, but do they have to be so overprotective and secretive? Her quirky great-uncle is quirky, too, yet he seems to be the oly one she can really talk to.
Although Liberty was very lonely, she had a wonderful pet goose for a friend... That is until a new girl came to town. Ginny proved to become the best friend ever!
This story is about a loving family, not truly accepted in the community, yet, a respect has been earned and so the people leaves the to their unusual ways. This story also touches on the topics of bullying, rude judgement, acceptance, loyalty, commitments and forgiveness.
Although there are some "scary" situations and a few controversial subjects, this is a very entertaining and well-written book for older elementary aged children. There are plenty of action in the varying adventures which steadily progresses throughout the book. There is also a touch of humor.
The Title and Cover are both well chosen and "eye-catching". The characters were either endearing or aggravating, yet both portrayed very realistically. The story, as a whole, was very interestingly captivating. It never dragged or felt repetitive.
I offer a Five Stars rating for this book
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
sAbout the Author:
J.L. McCreedy is a shoe-string traveler, street food fanatic and (reformed) attorney who prefers writing stories over legal briefs. She developed an incurable condition of wanderlust while growing up in Southeast Asia as the child of missionaries, and has been exploring the globe ever since. She's the author of the Liberty Frye series and The Orphan of Torundi, and writes about travel, cycling and living in other cultures at TongaTime.com.
She currently lives in a creaky old house in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her husband, an assortment of visiting ladybugs, and perhaps a ghost or two.
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