Saving Wonder

Saving Wonder

Book - 2016
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Curley Hines has lost his father, mother, and brother to coal mining, and now he lives with his grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky--but when the mining company prepares to destroy their mountain he must use the words his grandfather has taught him to save Red Hawk Mountain, even if it means losing the life he loves.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016, ©2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545828932
Characteristics: 272 pages ;,22 cm.


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Oct 18, 2018

I have just finished reading Saving Wonder. I was attracted to the book by its title and the cover. I am so glad I picked it up. What a story. It's pretty gentle but tells a very moving tale of the relationships and bonds which form between people. It also points up how important one person can be in effecting change.
On top of all that it is also a coming of age story. I loved the way Mary Knight brought all the people together. How relationships changed and grew as the children got to know each other better. It was a story of life in all it's triumphs and disappointments.
I would recommend it to any reader who likes to read something which doesn't just follow the weary stereotype of school life.
This is a story about real life.
There is also a wonderful element to the story about the importance of language and how knowing the correct word to use makes all the difference to the power of your communications.
Read this book. You won't be sorry you did.

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