A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell

A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell

Sixteen-year-old Derry and her eight siblings—a diverse group that includes white, Black, Mexican, nonbinary, deaf, overweight, and queer individuals—were abandoned to live in a remote lake house at the edge of the forest because of their magical abilities. Derry, whose magic is tied to the earth and growing plants, narrates as she and her family endeavor to stay on the good side of Frank, a strict, middle-aged white man who provides them with food and shelter while recording their magical powers’ growth. When her siblings begin to disappear, Derry decides to search for them in defiance of their curfew. [Read the full review here]

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