A few days ago I received a beautiful paperback with clean white paper and a glossy cover in the mail. The Tiger's Eye by Dianne Walter is a magical story of how one thirteen year old can change the future of worlds. Be sure to check out the link below to read the WHOLE book on goodreads and my review as well.
Anna's lives with her widowed mother on a small orchard in a small town, one of the ones where everyone knows everyone. Her best friend Alex and his older brother Peter live next door and are often inseparable and getting into trouble while playing outside and riding their bikes around the town. When one day Anna begin's hearing animals talking to her she confides in her best friends and they set off on a magic quests to save worlds.
Anna is a caring, giving youngster who fiercely protects her friends in any way she can. She shows courage to stand up to the evils in the world, empathy to those others call villains, and compassion to those who need it.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Anna's story. Each of the supporting characters had different personality types and helped to balance Anna's sugary sweetness. The adults in the story were far less important than any of the interactions with the children, but they were no less of fleshed out characters.
This would be a wonderful book to read before bed with a child, the magic in the worlds would provide wonderful dream fodder and the heavy sense of right and wrong would be a great conversation starter.