Friday, September 21, 2012

"Origami Nun" by Lori Olding Revew

I am so happy to review this book, and there is still time to enter the giveaway.  Check out my post from last night.

Seven-year old Ruth can't speak, but that doesn't mean she can't think. She knows her birthday is going to be good as her beloved great-aunt has exciting plans for her. What she doesn't expect is a magical paper nun, an encounter with a bully who may not be what she seems or a school day to remember. Because, before her special day is over, Ruth is in for some very big surprises.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a delightfully written book!  This is one I plan to share with my daughter at some point because I think she would like it, too!  I love the fact that the author featured a mute heroine, and magic is infused in such a wonderful way.  In addition to that, it deals with a subject with which our youth are very familiar--bullying! Picking on someone because he/she is different is unfortunately a trait that humans manifest way too much.  We constantly judge one another by our past, our experiences, and what we think is "normal."  Even worse, in this day and age, children are not taught to treat everyone with respect and equality and above all, to live at peace with one another.  This story teaches all of this in a simple, tear-jerking story that will warm your heart.  I connected with the character, the story, and I enjoyed the magical nature of the story.  You can easily sit down and read this in less than an hour, and I believe it will put a spring in your step.  I hope the author writes several sequels!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.


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