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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Time of the Fireflies

The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths LittleThe Time of the Fireflies
by Kimberley Griffiths Little
published by Scholastic

The Blurb

Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little spins a thrilling story of one girl's race to unravel the curse that has haunted her family for generations.

When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected old phone in her family's antique shop, she knows she's in for a strange summer. A series of clues leads her to the muddy river banks, where clouds of fireflies dance among the cypress knees and cattails each evening at twilight. The fireflies are beautiful and mysterious, and they take her on a magical journey through time, where Larissa learns secrets about her family's tragic past -- deadly, curse-ridden secrets that could harm the future of her family as she knows it. It soon becomes clear that it is up to Larissa to prevent history from repeating itself and a fatal tragedy from striking the people she loves.
With her signature lyricism, Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a thrilling tale filled with family secrets, haunting mystery, and dangerous adventure.


My Two Cents

If there's one thing I love, y'all, it's an awesome story about a brave girl.  This book is just that.  I must confess that I binge read it in one sitting.  I loved the Southern setting, the nostalgia, the superstition...it was perfect.  Magical Realism makes my heart beat a little bit faster, y'all!  The characters are woven together so effortlessly and it is joy to watch the story unfold across the generations.




About the Author

Kimberley Griffiths Little lives just off the Rio Grande with her husband and three sons.  You can find Kimberley on her website or follow her on Twitter.