Friday, November 6, 2015
The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little
A creepy antique doll, time travel, mystery and historical fiction all combine into one excellent book for young people. When twelve year old Larissa answers a phone call - on an antique phone in her family's antique store that is not connected to anything, and a voice tells her to trust and follow the fireflies, Larissa is thrust into a time travelling mystery to learn about her family's past and save the lives of her mother and baby sister. To do so, she has to make amends with the girl who is her enemy, the one who gave her the scar she wears on her face. I enjoyed this creepy thriller and I think that kids in 5th to 7th grades will enjoy it too. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.