Thursday, February 16, 2012

100 Books in 2012: Grow by Juanita Havill

Book 14: Grow: A Novel in Verse by Juanita Havill

Twelve year old Kate decides to help her friend and neighbor, Berneetha, create a community garden in a an empty city lot. With lots of care and help from other neighbors and the generosity of the man who owns the lot, a beautiful garden starts to bloom and come to life. However, with the passing of the lot owner, his son plans to sell the little plot of land and the garden will disappear. Berneetha and Kate must figure out how to keep the garden and the dream alive.

Told in verse, this is a quick read with a sweet ending. The story also reminds me a little of Fleischman's Seedfolks.

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