I don’t always read middle-grade books… but when I do they are SUPER GOOD!
No, really. I did not know whether to accept the review request for this book or not. Middle grade is not necessarily a genre I like to read. But then again: this story promised to have a lot of adventure and toe tingling magic – something I absolutely cannot say no to.
Emerson page is a young, bright girl who lost her mother at a young age. Her mother was found dead on the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The murder was a complete mystery as the killer left no trace whatsoever. It was indeed as if Emerson’s mother just fell asleep on the stairs and died. Five years later, Emerson tries to find out what happened to her mother with the help of her dog, her dad and her best friends.
What an amazing book. What an amazing story! Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters is a page turner that will not leave your side. I actually found myself hoping people of friends would leave so I could just lie in bath or on the sofa with a big mug of tea and this book – which had become my new best friend.
This book is such a great inspiration for young kids and I can imagine Emerson Page being the perfect role model for your little girl or boy. She is incredibly kind, very bright and even though things might seem a bit scary at first, she will always find the courage to get through the hardship. It is a clean novel – normally I hate using this word as it is often used in Christian context, but I can imagine you wouldn’t want your little rascal to pick up any (additional) cuss words from the books on their night stand.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and soon enough I felt that the main characters were my best friends. I do think Christa Avampato has a bright future ahead as an author and I am more than looking forward to reading more of her stories. I give this book a well-deserved 4.5/5 for the intriguing story, the amazing characters and the great writing!