Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Forever Rose

Forever Rose Forever Rose by Hilary McKay

Book 70 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge
Awards: Parent's Choice Award/Honor Book; IBBY Honor List; Horn Book Fanfare; Kirkus Editors Choice
Series: Book 5 of 5 (Casson family)

rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, there isn't much to say about this series that I haven't already said (and you're probably sick of hearing it anyway). Hilary McKay uses this book to tie up all the loose ends and she puts a pretty bow on it when she's finished.

This book is set at Christmastime and Rose is feeling lonely. Her dad is in London still, feeling burned out, her mum is sick in the shed, Caddy has been missing since her abrupt departure in the last book, Indigo's friend David shows up at the Banana House with a drum set in a wheelbarrow, Caddy and Sarah are busy with school, and Rose's friend Molly comes up with an insane plan to prove she isn't boring.

This is a well-done finale to a great series. I'm going to miss this family. Special thanks to Melissa for introducing me to them!

All is not lost, however. The story does continue on Rose's blog....

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Melissa said...

Oh, you're welcome. I'm glad you loved them as much as I did. :)

Lark said...

Tricia! I just read Saffy's Angel (thanks to your recommendation and review) and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!