My Diary from the Edge of the World.( Ages 9 +)
By : Jodi Lynn Anderson.
Publisher : Aladdin ( Nov ., 2015)
A dazzling piece of literature.full of magic and adventure.
The story is narrated by a 12 year old girl,through her diary; a typical adventurous and a curious girl-the kind of a child who`s waiting for a mystery to appear by her doorstep. A girl who would get her bones broken! Maybe a "Tasmanian devil" or a "Mrs Bungles". Probably she got it from her scientist father.
But Gracia Lockwood is a faithful, generous girl who loves her family; she`s a good girl.
The author has created the most magical yet approachable settings for the story that would make it also our story .
The Lockwood family, Father, Mother, Gracia , her sister and brother live in Cliffden, Maine.These`s a McDonalds and a Wendy`s across the road on Route 1. But her world is more exciting than ours, it`s a place where Dragons roam along with Sasquatches and other fantasy creatures -from fairies and mermaids to giants. Dark clouds roam around you; when it`s time for your death! And you`ll be carried away by those dark clouds. upon death; it`s always better to be carried out by a dark cloud than turning into a ghost and live in the Underworld.
But when a dark cloud hovers outside Gracia`s house,it`s time for them to run and escape .Her parents believe that it`s after her brother. So they flee for a better world;which is believed to lie beyond the edge of the world where you don't have to pay guardian angels to protect yourself from haunts. Adventure begins through the journey and tested are the facets of love and commitment for each other.
The rich settings ,Wholesome characters and the powerful plot compliment each other in creating this exquisite gem of a book.