The House On Hummingbird Island

When young Idie Grace is sent to her fathers house in South America, Bathelseba, whispers follow her wherever she goes. At first undaunted, Idie fills the mansion with monkeys, horses, parakeets, mongooses, and basically whatever she comes across. But what do the whispers say? And when war comes, what will the consequences be?

I loved this book so much because it had a really original plot, and, something most books don’t do, it gave an account of what it was like to be at home in the war, not on the fighting lines. Also, on the description front, the author used a flowing language style that set my inner bookworm hungry for more.

S.E.T. age 11


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