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.