rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book deserves all it's honors (Newbery Honor, National Book Award Nominee) for its beautiful and lyrical writing, but I couldn't help being thrown off by how often the story jumps from character to character, storyline to storyline. It took some time for me to sort out who was who, and when, because the short chapters don't give you much time to get to know anyone, before you are yanked away to another time. I did, however, love the trees. They are practically a main character in their own right, and they were great.
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