Publisher: Sheehan and Haven
Publication Date: January 9, 2015
Source: From the Author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way altered my opinion or review of the book.
Jenny was enjoying herself on the swings when Azula, one of the guardians of the playground came to take her away.
Together they journey to a cinder building where Jenny must make a powerful decision.
This was another short story from Talia Haven and it was a very somber one. I can't say too much about this story without giving away the whole of it so I will say what I thought overall.
Haven puts together a mysterious place and time with kids and their dogs and leads the reader on through an even more peculiar situation. I am not even sure I would actually classify this a young adult or middle grade for that matter*. It follows a young child so normally you would think it was MG but really it was a lot more hard-hitting and macabre then it seems. Too much to be understood by younger readers I think.
The ending to this story was very intense, so expect when you read to it have a few tears. It was beautiful and meaningful and over a very good deep story for something so short.
* I was informed that this is New Adult Speculative Fiction - sorry for any confusion