The Life of The Peculiar Madeira Wood by Gracie Glick is a delightfully fun contemporary novel just perfect for ages eight and over. Whatever your age this is a wonderful feel-good novel that will transport you back through the years to memories of your school days. It is a novel full of adventure due to Madeira’s over active imagination and full of kindness due to her big heart. It is amusing too and I did laugh out loud at times.
Madeira Wood is an eleven year old girl with a big heart and big opinions. She notices the lost and the hurting, and is always motivated by kindness. The reader is immersed into her world – real and imagined.
There are nuggets of godly wisdom peppered throughout, with life lessons for us all.
There is an openness to the story which enhances our feelings of gratitude for the peek into the life of Madeira Wood.
The novel is written in bitesize chunks just perfect for bedtime reading – either for us to read aloud or for our children to read themselves.
This was a fun, light-hearted read which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Lean in a little closer: the author of this delightful novel, Gracie Glick, is just fifteen years old. Her novel has a maturity and wisdom that belies her years. I am looking forward to much more from Gracie Glick in the future. She is so inspiring.
I received a free copy of the book from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.