A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon: (Juvenile Fiction, Mystery, Young Reader Detective Story, Light Fantasy for Kids)
Pearl has spent her entire life in the library, her mom is the circulation librarian at the Lancaster Avenue branch of the New York City Library. Even though Pearl doesn’t have a lot of friends her age, she is friends with all the grown-ups at the library. Pearl’s favorite part of the Lancaster Avenue library is the garden with the statue of Edna St. Vincent Millay, a poet that had come from their neighborhood. When the statue’s head goes missing one night everything changes at the library. Pearl must learn to make new friends and allow them to help her save the library she loves so much.
Even though Pearl fights her feelings against new friends she eventually allows them to help her which shows how even if you are uncomfortable if you give someone a chance you might end up liking them. All of the characters in the book are very unique, and I think it really shows how New York City really is. I really enjoyed that along with the story and the mystery the book was filled with sidebars with interesting facts and notes about other books that are Pearl’s favorites.
|Karen Romano Young
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