Friday, January 31, 2014

The Golden Day

The Golden Day
By Ursula Dubosarsky
Candlewick Press, 2013. 150 pgs.  Young Adult

The '70's, a time of turmoil...eleven young girls set out with their teacher on a field trip to a beautiful garden to "think about death."  Eleven young girls return, not with their teacher but with a secret that changes and bonds them together in fear and friendship.

This unique book seemed slightly haunting to me.  Written in a flowing, clean, easy to read style, Dubosarsky constantly kept a sense of foreboding floating around.  I thoroughly enjoyed it (for a few split seconds it reminded me of a grown up adventure from the children's book Madeline, but don't let that deter you).  I would recommend it to any young adult because it was a fun read and to reluctant readers because of the short length combined with easy reading style.

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