The Whispering of the Willows

 
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The Whispering of the Willows
Publisher Name
Capture Books
Age Group
15+
Published Date
February 28, 2017
ISBN Number
9780997162547
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Set in the late 1920s, against the backdrop of superstitions held in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. There, eighth grade Emerald is about to learn some hard lessons when a deeply disturbed man is thrust into her life by her abusive father and enabling mother.

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Emie needed both friends and foes
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What I loved about reading this book was the realness and the real hope. It would be so good if we could all find redemption in the bad experiences of life, and fine one good person to help us. Emie chooses well even when she doesn't choose out loud.
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Emie is no stranger to abuse, even at age 14. When you are poor, these things can happen a lot easier than when you can afford protection and you get healthy, well-adjusted parents to guide you. Emie's courage when she is tried during the Sheriff's gamble on church grounds is my favorite passage.
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