Some books are good just because they are extremely well-written. Others have a great story to tell. The Secret Hum of a Daisy was both.
12 year-old Grace and her mom have been homeless for awhile and now Grace is ready for a real home. But when tragedy strikes, the young girl is forced to move in with a grandmother she’s never met. Grace can’t believe her mother would want her to stay there, and tries to think of ways to make life harder for her grandma. Yet soon, Grace embarks on a mysterious treasure hunt just like the ones her mom made for her. Could this be her mother’s way of showing Grace the way home?
Why I Liked It:
Grace felt like a real character. It was as if we were classmates at school and I knew about her tragic yet interesting life. The writing was, to me, descriptive, realistic, and full of emotion. The author did a great job painting a mental picture for the reader.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys emotional and thoughtful books. There is no major climax, but the book still makes you want to keep reading. Those who don’t love sad books may not adore this (even though I was that person and did!), but should at least consider it as an option. I think I would give this book a 5 star rating.
Here is a preview of the book if any of you are interested. Enjoy! 🙂