Monday, August 9, 2010

I recently read a book called "The Water Seeker" by Kimberly Willis Holt. I chose this book simply because I wanted to read a "NEW" book & the ones I kept choosing from the Adult section all had too many swear words in them. So I went for one in the children's section.

I am glad I found this book. "The Water Seeker" is a quaint story about a father & his son. They have the ability to find water with a stick from a tree. The father leaves his son in the care of relatives after his wife dies. He searches for work. The son has many experiences and heartache while his father is away which help him to learn a lot about life.

After a time, the father comes back. More adventure and heartache is in store. It's also a story about making a trek west to find a better life & how the boy eventually becomes a man because of the choices he has to make. The book has romance, sickness, triumphs, disappointment & adventure. My favorite theme about the book is that life isn't always the way we think it will turn out. But that each change that happens to us is a growing experience!

I really enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone.

- Becky L.

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