Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Springsweet

The Springsweet was a short but interesting read that somehow combined the popular supernaturalism with the old west. Zora is a young woman who recently lost the man she loves; her mother sends her to live with her aunt in Oklahoma. While there, Zora discovers she is a Springsweet, which means she can sense water under the praire. However, trouble comes in the form of two men - one a farmer in Oklahoma, the other a man who followed Zora from Boston.

As stated above, The Springsweet was interesting. The characters were a little hard to like, most of them comvinced they were always right, but that was offset by humor and spirit. The book captured my imagination, and the author did a very good job describing the setting. I would recommend this book to upper-grade high school students.

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