I really loved Kimberley Griffith Little's book THE HEALING SPELL. In this book, the main character Livie travels through the Louisiana swamps to visit a traiteur (or healer), for a healing spell that she hopes will bring her mother out of a coma.
In CIRCLE OF SECRETS, Kimberley tells us the story of the traiteur from THE HEALING SPELL and her daughter.
Kimberley's writing is beautiful and lush, and in CIRCLE OF SECRETS, she was able to do something that I rarely see in literary books--she created suspense. I was on the edge of my seat, flipping pages like a madwoman--I HAD to know what was going to happen.
And then she threw a ghost story into the spicy brew of cajun magic, a mysterious deserted island, and spirit-catching bottles. This book is wonderful: full of suspense, melancholy and magic. Find a middle grade reader and put this book in his or her hands.
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