This is another book that was suggested in the list for the mini-challenge for the Canadian Book Review Challenge.
I enjoyed this book more than the first that I read despite the fact that I don’t usually like horror stories, especially when it comes to writing for younger kids and tweens.
This is an extraordinary novel of self-discovery, involving mysticism and suspense. It will keep you reading from the first page to the last. It covers some empowering topics as well, which is great since it is for tweens.
The book’s themes focus on whether it is possible to achieve perfection or if everything and everyone is flawed. This is a good question given how our culture is going these days when mediocrity and quickness are in and quiet patience are out. Should we accept ourselves as we are? Should we accept others as they are? These are all important questions to answer. The Nest addresses each of these questions in a sensitive and touching story. It really is a great story.
The Nest is a very personal novel because of the challenges that Steven faces and the first person narrative that the story is told. It is a book well reading for all teens and tweens.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth