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Read The Girl and the Grove eBook à Paperback ☆ mbjuk ó 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 EcoviHer 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 Well this was disappointing225 stars The Girl and the Grove brings a new interesting perspective to the contemporary fantasy genre focusing on themes of environmentalism and family instead of the romance or the magical creatures although those two elements are still present and relevantI loved the premise of this book; my problem was the executionI didn't like the writing at all It was often awkward almost amateurish at times and with this premise magical groves in the park there was so much potential but there was almost no atmosphere There are so many scenes set in the wood and you basically don't describe the wood? Why?The dialogues weren't terrible but sometimes it was clear that this book was written by someone who has never been a teenage girlI liked Leila We do not often see characters who really care about the environment and fight to preserve it I also really liked how her arc focused on both the romance and the family she has been adopted recently and she is still coming to terms with it Her seasonal affective disorder doesn't helpI didn't like the other characters as much While Leila's family was great and it was nice to see a strong female friendship between Leila and Sarika there was also the very stereotypical really evil blonde mean girl who didn't get any development All we know about her is that her dad is rich she wears make up and she is evil She's so evil she's worse than a caricatureI thought we had left this kind of character in 2012 YA books I received an ARC advanced reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

The Girl and the GroveHer 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 Well this was disappointing225 stars The Girl and the Grove brings a new interesting perspective to the contemporary fantasy genre focusing on themes of environmentalism and family instead of the romance or the magical creatures although those two elements are still present and relevantI loved the premise of this book; my problem was the executionI didn't like the writing at all It was often awkward almost amateurish at times and with this premise magical groves in the park there was so much potential but there was almost no atmosphere There are so many scenes set in the wood and you basically don't describe the wood? Why?The dialogues weren't terrible but sometimes it was clear that this book was written by someone who has never been a teenage girlI liked Leila We do not often see characters who really care about the environment and fight to preserve it I also really liked how her arc focused on both the romance and the family she has been adopted recently and she is still coming to terms with it Her seasonal affective disorder doesn't helpI didn't like the other characters as much While Leila's family was great and it was nice to see a strong female friendship between Leila and Sarika there was also the very stereotypical really evil blonde mean girl who didn't get any development All we know about her is that her dad is rich she wears make up and she is evil She's so evil she's worse than a caricatureI thought we had left this kind of character in 2012 YA books I received an ARC advanced reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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The Girl and the Grove ê 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 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ received this book from Netgalley in return for a honest reviewI wanted to first off thank the publishers for giving me the opportunity to review this book Happy Thanksgiving everyone On to the reviewSo basically I came into this book with pretty high expectations The description for the book intrigued me so I was so ready to dive in I will analyze the characters and then tell you my problems that I had with this book and the things I enjoyed about itLeila In this story Leila was our main character She was adopted and never knew anything about her parents The thing I really liked about Leila was how much she cared and loved the environment This is a nice change in a main character and it just makes me soo super duper happy Sarika Sarika was Leilas best friend in the story who was sarcastic witty and absolutely hilarious throughout I really enjoyed reading her little clapbacks throughout Landon Ok so Landon I think was the love interest of Leila He was a smart guy who was considerate of Leila's feelings He was just not a very interesting character beyond that Shawn I'm not really sure if I should feel bad for this guy He was a absolute jerk at the beginning And I still couldn't really see past that as the novel went on Whenever he came into the novel I found myself rolling my eyes He chose to be with Jessica and act the way he did that was his decision to do that He seemed to just always be making excuses which really bothered me about his character Jessica Everyone please welcome the most cliche character to ever exist Jessica has blond hair and yep you guessed it Mean as a snake But worse She wasn't a villain really but I mean she was like a bug I couldn't swat at Jon Jon is Leilas adoptive father He was very protective of Leila but also gave her the space she needed and supported her in pretty much everything she wanted to do Lisabeth Poor Lisabeth MINORR SPOILER COMING UPPPPP Leila called Jon her dad before SPOILERSSS ENDEDDDDDDD Lisabeth and seemed to pretty much not communicate with her at all We didn't really get to learn much about her but the times we did I just felt bad for her Thoughts on Book I want to start out with the things I liked about this novel first because good news before bad right? I really loved how the author allowed the characters to care so much for the mother nature they would literally do anything for it The main characters were interesting and most of the time fun to read about I think the author did a good job tying that all together at the end of the novel for the most part He began with her loving the environment and ended with her loving it even Now for the cons which is always hard to point out in books The first thing I want to address is the character development I didn't really see any of that in any of the characters I saw a sprinkle of it here and there but not one character really changed that much Next this book was had some fantasy in it like the description said but it really was not much The book was mostly about her saving the place where her family had been I was actually super disappointed when there wasn't much then that Also the story got patchy It was like we skipped a whole timeline in some parts of the story Well anyways thats my review y'all Have a happy Thanksgiving and I will see you all again soon book Ø The Girl and the Grove È Eric Smith

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Eric Smith È The Girl and the Grove text She dares to hope her life will improveBut the voices in Leila’s head are growing louder by the day Ignoring them isn’t working any Something calls out to her from the grove at Fairmount Par Disclaimer I received this free book from Netgalley This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honestI just need to say that this book moved me to my very core As someone who is adopted reading this was a breath of fresh air I've had these similar thoughts about abandonment about being broken and about the mysterious existence of our birth parents I want to talk about how refreshing it was and heartwarming to see a positive portrayal of friendship between the MC and her best friend It took everything I was expecting proved some of it right but improved upon in in spectacular ways One of the other things I loved was the activism in this book I wish my younger self had read this and thought yes it is so cool to be passionate about something that people might not probably not understand and to go with it The Girl and the Grove mixes genres is integrated with pop culture references and is purely delightful and spectacularCharacters 5 World Building 4 Plot 5 Writing 5full review