|Charming! I so rarely enjoy kids’ books because the themes are usually too juvenile too, but not this one. Even though Charlie’s travails ring true for a young girl, we can all identify with her readily, I think, and the environment of the story reminded me a lot of Anne of Green Gables, which is one of my favorites. The theme — finding love in unexpected places, and therefore a place to belong — is told in a way that a child could understand, but of course is itself ageless. Very uplifting.
My rating: *****