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{The White Tower: Cathryn Constable}The White Tower by Cathryn Constable
Published by Scholastic Press on January 5, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Middle School, Mystery
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – When Livy’s accepted at Temple College, a school for the very brightest, no one is more surprised than her, though she has always felt different. Recently, Livy’s been drawn to the roof, where, among its towering stone angels, she has the strangest desire to fly. But her behaviour is noticed by others, for whom the ability to defy gravity is a possible reality …one that they’ll stop at nothing to use for their own ends.

{My thoughts} – Livy is a thirteen year old girl that has been through some rough times. Her bestfriend had passed away after a battle with cancer and then get father gets a new job as a librarian at Temple College. A school that requires money to attend. Since her father is a librarian there she gets to attend the school through a scholarship.

She is your everyday normal teenager that us hurting. She misses her friend she lost. She’s being forced to attend a new school and to communicate with new kids and in a sense become friends with them. She doesn’t quite know how to deal with it all and becomes rather overwhelmed.

She starts to communicate with the past librarian from the school and her and her mother begin to feel bad for him. Her father however he doesn’t like him one bit on the account of how he didn’t keep the books in the library where they belonged and was having trouble finding the ones he needed.

There is so much to this book. It let’s you see that your allowed to hurt when you lose someone close to your heart. It let’s you see that it’s okay to move on and make new friends when your ready. It let’s you see that sometimes your imagination may not be playing tricks on your mind.

I recommend this book for any child that is dealing with a loss. It could help them to understand that in the end they aren’t left completely alone like they may think. It also allows them to see that things may not always be how they appear but in the end things are capable of working out eventually.

{Quotes I Enjoyed} –
{01} – Just a normal day, she told herself. And tomorrow will be another normal day. And nothing much will happen. It will just be normal. Because normal is good. We like normal.
{02} – The right book at the right moment is medicine for the soul.
{03} – When your best friend dies, she thought, everyone expects you to feel sad… and you do… but no one tells you that you might have other, more unsettling feelings that you can’t talk to anyone about.
{04} – “If we didn’t care that we were leaving people we loved, what would be the point of us being here in the first place?” her mother said at last. “You have to care before you can say good-bye and mean it.”
{05} – “Just be yourself,” her father had told her as if this was some magic formula that would bring her happiness and friendship. But who was she?
{06} – Fear is a darker and heavier force than anything that can drag you to the ground. It’s like a tiny speck or smut in your heart.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.