Posted in Young Adult Lit

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, by Leslye Walton

18166936The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
2014 by Candlewick Press
ISBN – 9780763665661
Genre – Magical, Fantasy, Realistic
Age – High School
5 Stars

The History of the Roux family is strange and mysterious. It is also full of magic and wonder, but it isn’t always happy, especially not in love. It begins with her great grandmother, and slowly traces its way through the women of the family all the way down to Ava.

I really think it would be unfair to give you more to this story than that. I opened this book with no information, and was pleased that I did. As the story is passed down through the generations we learn that nothing has ever been normal and probably nothing ever will. This isn’t a story that is action packed, this isn’t a story with a gripping plot. It is a story with amazing characters, and beautiful writing. That is all it needs, and anything else would detract from the wonder of it all. Seriously just read this book


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