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- ASIN : B087MCBT53
- Publisher : Impress Books; 2nd edition (June 2, 2020)
- Publication date : June 2, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3351 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 370 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,583,685 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The author writes Rainbow and Mary as such dynamic and contrasting personalities. After a certain point, I started to wonder if they are two different people or the same person. You really don’t know how (or if) the two characters are connected until the very end. Moreover, the story is so out of the box and unique that you really don’t know which way it would go. Similar to how the branches of a tree spread out, we see Rainbow’s life spread into different versions. On a side note, as an Indian, I also loved the Indian ‘fictional’ folklore references to Amrita Devi and the Bishnoi People.
Also, I loved Rainbow and Mary and thought they both shined in their own unique manner. I loved her relationship with her mom and the journey they take to meet Dominique. Christophe, Trish, Gus and Nico also add well to the story, all contribute nicely to the story-line as the supporting cast. Each character touches Rainbow and Mary in some form that gives them a new experience. However, Michael was my favorite character, and I adored his scenes with Rainbow. I felt so bad when Rainbow loses her innocence and zest for life when she faces the traumatic experience.
Perhaps the only criticism I had was how lengthy some scenes were. There were certain areas where nothing new happened, which I felt could have been shortened. Apart from that, this book was magical and beautiful! Overall, I am very interested to see how the plot progresses in the next book of the series.
I thought the author created some beautiful characters that were complex and magical in this wonderfully imaginative story. There was something graceful and poetic about Rainbow’s connection to the trees; in some ways it reminded me a bit of the Lorax. The plot surprises and penetrating details swirl together for a mesmerizing novel.
The story moves very slowly in some ways as if mimicking the growth of the trees while trying to tell the story of Rainbow’s foundational years. Eventually it’ll pick up but there are no action, rollercoaster like moments that will glue you to the pages. Instead what keeps you reading are the character portrayals mixed into the journey of self-discovery which let your mind relax so you can feel some true moments of peace and beauty.
It’s a good book for middle school kids and teens to read as they’re dealing with similar challenges of growing up on their way to adulthood. Along with some of the prototypical stuff you’d find in a coming of age story the magical element that whisks you towards the conclusion will take you on one last emotional push as Harriet Springbett does her best to bring everything together in this unique exploration of life as we forget to live it.
Top reviews from other countries
Springbett uses the analogy of a tree to show how the girl is the mother of the woman and treats us to a broad exploration of the life of sapling as it matures. In this deceptively gentle novel, we see two kinds of adolescent – the rebellious and the obedient – and discover they are two sides of the same coin.
The author shows her empathy for young adults in a tumultuous preface, that speaks with the voice of a teenager caught in a stream of bubbling thoughts and ideas. And in a generous layer of detail, that hints at the wealth of influences and decisions that add up to form our personalities.
We grow to wonder if Rainbow’s gift of Tree Magic is real or part of a deep metaphor that entwines its structure with her story. With a subtle flair Springbett grows interest and sympathy for her characters; this reader wanted to know how they turned out and had her fingers crossed. I also found that I hope the Tree Magic is real.
The main character Rainbow, is a young teenager, living in a dysfunctional family. She is finding her way in life and travels down a confusing and twisting path. The transformation into adulthood can sometimes be a painful one.
Rainbow discovers that she has an affinity with trees and can heal or stretch their limbs. The writing is creative and imaginative and the plot is a clever one that will keep you guessing until the end.
This book is great for both young and old and comes highly recommended.