Today I shall be reviewing Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe who is now an author!! I did an interview with her and you can check it out here. Let’s get started!
Where Dandelions Grow- A review
This book was really good and I would give it 4 out of 5 stars! It isn’t really the kind of book I’d normally read but I found this very interesting. It drew me in and made me want to find out what happened to everybody.
Dreams are dandelions floating away, giving their beauty and happiness to others. Dandelions are small, and yet strong. Destiny Sparks’s childhood is full with memories of Shallow Ridge, where the dandelions, or “weeds” as Destiny’s mom likes to call them, grow. To Destiny, Shallow Ridge is beautiful. It’s where she and her cousins, Kammy, Lexie, and Teal made so many lifelong memories together, until something happened between them. Now a student who has recently graduated high school, Destiny leaves her old life behind in the hopes of finding her cousins at Shallow Ridge. There, she sees life very differently. To Destiny, the word “success” has a very different meaning than her mother. Destiny’s mother Erin cannot see success through writing. Destiny works at a local bookstore, Noveltea that gives her inspiration for her writing and where she can be amongst books. She finds many wise friends, including Mrs. Reed and her grandma, who know more about her family history than she does. Reconnecting with her cousins even more and more, she sees two choices laid out before her: staying bitter like her mother and not forgive her for tearing apart the relationship between the cousins or trying to fix her family problems. Brave Destiny then seeks to fix bonds once and for all.
I really liked the cover as it looked quite special with the girl in the background blowing a dandelion. It gives it a really cool effect and I like the contrast between the grown up self and child. The blurb was also great!
Basically, Destiny goes to visit her childhood home from which she was taken away. She goes on a sort of journey to find her cousins! The blurb says it all!
The characters were all really well developed and I really related with Destiny! She’s an aspiring writer scared of showing her own work to the world and being judges. Mrs Reed was also wonderful and I love how wise she is!
Overall, I would recommend this book to everyone who likes kind of contemporary books!
I was given a free copy of this book to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Ps: Sorry I couldn’t post on Friday, I just moved house and we don’t have wi-fi yet. I’m publishing this from school!
Pps: We managed to get to 150 even though I’ve been missing forever! Thank you guys! Especially if you’re reading this!