Book Review: Saving Cicadas by: Nicole Seitz

Summary: When single mother Priscilla Lynn Macy learns she's having another child unexpectedly, she packs the family into the car to escape. Eight-year-old Janie and Rainey Dae, her seventeen-year-old sister with special needs, embark on the last family vacation they'll ever take with Poppy and Grandma Mona in the back seat.The trip seems aimless until Janie realizes they are searching for the father who left them years ago. When they can't find him, they make their way to Forest Pines, SC. Priscilla hasn't been to her family home in many years and finds it a mixed blessing of hope, buried secrets, and family ghosts. Through eyes of innocence, Janie learns the hard realities of life and the difficult choices grownups make. And she must face disturbing truths about the people she loves in order to carry them in the moments that matter most. 

I am completely torn on this review....I just don't even really have words for this book. Nicole Seitz shrouds the entire piece in mystery and only reveals key bits at the end. The story itself was beautifully written, it flowed effortlessly and sucked me into the story, even in some places unwittingly. Other thoughts I had on this piece is that is had a very literary feel as well as a very sad presence. The whole time I was reading I wanted to start weeping for this poor little girl's innocence being totally ripped to shreds and at the same time I was cheering loudly for her spirit to be strong and persevere. This book will keep you up all night reading, crying, laughing, and falling in love with each and every character you come across, especially little Janie.

*This book was received from Thomas Nelson for review*

For more information or for purchasing visit Nicole Seitz's webpage.

I give this book 4/5 stars. ★ ★ ★ ★

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1 comment:

  1. I doubt I would read this, your review was so helpful. Beautiful cover


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