Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December "Out of the Owl's Nest" Review

"Out of the Owl's Nest" is a monthly spotlight review centered on a book that I normally wouldn't read, in other words it is anything not typically supernatural/romance/fantasy YA. This month's spotlight review is:

Title: Stained Glass Summer
Author: Mindy Hardwick
Format Acquired: epub from author for an honest review
Publication Date: June, 2012
Publishing House: Musa Publishing
IBSN: 9781619378582

Twelve-year-old Jasmine adores her photographer Father and wants to be an artist just like him. But when Dad abandons the family, Jasmine is sent to spend the summer with her Uncle on a Pacific Northwest Island. Soon, Jasmine is learning stained glass from island glass artist, Opal, and thinking she might just be developing a crush on Island boy, Cole. But, it’s not until Jasmine finds herself mentoring another young artist that she can truly let go of her Father and call herself an artist by her own terms.


This book is one of those coming of age tales that everyone needs to read when they're in their pre-teens. It is a touching story about Jasmine and her father. Jasmine is left alone by her father and is then sent to a place for the summer. In this story she must overcome her father's abandonment and become her own self. She must learn to become the artist that she truly is. In this, she must also learn what crushes are and how to be the person that she wants to be. 

Since this story was so touching and it was a great coming of age tale that I would recommend to any preteen that is struggling to find his or her place in the world and to become their own person I would give this five owls. It's definitely a cute story you should check out!

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Rita Monette, Writer said...

Wow, great review, Mindy. Sounds like a wonderful story!

coverartistpublicenemyno1 said...

Sounds like a great book; I'll have to check it out :)

Happy New Year, Heather!

Heather B said...

Thank you for stopping by and following!

Heather B said...

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy new year!

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