Summer of Silk Moths

This little book won the 2010 Green Earth Book Awards YA Honors. The personal mystery the protagonist lived with felt a little forced, but i liked the story as a whole. The character’s real work appeals to me–hauling building supplies, pounding fence posts–and combining those skills with his deep interest in natural history and drawing makes him intriguing as a potential pathfinder for other young men who aren’t often given these kinds of roles in YA. This story was a tribute to a great book my grandmother probably gave me, The Girl of the Limberlost, which also ties natural science (thru moths!) to people’s personal struggles. The author is working on a sequel, The Winter of Wolves, that i’ll definitely want to check out.

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About sidney woods

After a couple of practice novels, I'm now engrossed in an effort to create my first YA story, set in the tumultuous year of 1980. The best of YA stories fit my passion for reading that's worth something, so I think about those stories 'out loud' here.

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