Thursday, June 27, 2013

When Mockingbirds Sing Book Review

When Mockingbirds Sing
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About the Book

What marks the boundary between a miracle of God and the imagination of a child?
Nine-year-old Leah’s invisible friend seems harmless enough until he aids her in upsetting the tranquility of her new town, a place where her parents desperately hoped she’d finally be able to make friends and fit in. Hidden within a picture she paints for a failed toymaker are numbers that win the toymaker millions. Suddenly, townspeople are divided between those who see Leah as a prophet and those who are afraid of the danger she represents. Caught in the middle is Leah’s agnostic father, who clashes with a powerful town pastor over Leah’s prophecies and what to do about them.
When the imaginary friend’s predictions take an ominous turn and Leah announces that a grave danger looms, doubts arise over the truthfulness of her claims. As a violent storm emerges on the day of the annual carnival, Leah’s family and the town of Mattingly must make a final choice to cling to all they know or embrace the things she believes in that cannot be seen. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This is such a unique book that took me some time to read the entire story. There are so many things going on and it's a lot to take in. I loved Leah and everything about her character. She gets made fun of and then says she sees the Rainbow Man and everyone thinks she is crazy. She also has a stutter which most people just like to avoid talking with her. As the story moves on crazy things happen and Leah is confused or caught in between two sides of people. Her father irritated me and the ending was a lot different than what I was expecting. Overall this is an alright read, I don't think it is a book that I would re-read. I recommend to those who like to see more in depth books. 

 "I received this book from Booksneeze for free in exchange for an honest review."


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