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Her 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 WhyThe 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 GroveShe 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. charming and a delightful surprise i loved the themes inthis book from family to friendship to love in all its formsincluding our mother earth smith defly weaves in adoptionand activism as well a magical read

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The Girl and the Grove Summary í 104 ´ 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 Ecovists message board and joining a local environmenTeenager 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. Once in a while a book means so much to me that I need my metaphorical sandwich board and bell to adeuately express my adoration It is entirely in that spirit that I introduce The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith Immediately irresistible the anomalous story of amateur arborist Leila branches out and grows faster than her rescued sapling Major Willow Since Leila has basically bounced around Philadelphia popping in and out of the group home she and her best bud bonded by creating their own constant After all Leila’s connection with nature is certainly undeniable somewhat surreal It’s an interest she shares with Jon that may make this adopted as an adolescent adjustment easier He is great in an awkwardly adorable always affable way And Lisbeth well it would take a cold heart and hard head to ignore the uiet strength patience and abundance of love within her If it doesn’t work out Leila will have only herself to blame Being the perfect daughter will have to take a backseat though something bigger is about to go downA gorgeous grove with a trio of trees that have thus far stood the test of time is about to be destroyed Leila’s new nature loving friends will fight for the trees the history and the elusive endangered field mouse but there is something valuable—vital that must be saved while being kept secretSocial issues surrounding prejudices and racism are addressed alongside examples of ignorant uestions that can be uncomfortable and awkward for an adoptee A casual conversational tone dotted with diabolical dialogue and spot on samples of sharp tongued teens ensures an easy read Laid out in a linear fluid fashion; lean without being bare the uest moves uickly A splash of suspense mixed with maybe a bit of magic and myth makes a magnificent taleI dig The Girl and the Grove as a Not So Young Adult; but teen aged me would have carried this book like a teddy bear and copied uotes all over my kicksThis review was written by jv poore for Buried Under Books with huge thanks to North Star EditionsFlux Publicity Department for the Advance Review Copy