The Girl and The Grove by Eric Smith

The Girl and the Grove

Goodreads Description

Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And now that Leila has finally been adopted, she dares to hope her life will improve.

But the voices in Leila’s head are growing louder by the day. Ignoring them isn’t working anymore. Something calls out to her from the grove at Fairmount Park.

My Review

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had a bit of trouble getting into the book in the beginning. I did start to enjoy it about midway through and I taught it was a good book but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. The book was pretty predictable in my opinion. I did like the adoptive aspect of the story as well as the high school drama. I thought Shawn was unnecessary and felt like Leila (I know I spelled that wrong ) was super sensitive . I just didn’t connect. I loved Sarika though. I feel like it was an easy read and depending on the readers taste , I would recommend it . There is a touch of magicalness in the book as well.


Rating : 3/5 stars

Recommend: Maybe

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