Book Review: Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley

Our sorrows are linked together like our honeycombs; deep and caverness, full of lonely hollows

I found this lovely middle-grade and I really wished a book like this novel had been there when I was younger, but it is great.

Book Review: Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley


Title & Author: Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Release date: August 14 2018
Series: Standalone
Publisher: HarperCollins


After her grandfather died from a heart attack while driving his tractor, Esme has avoided returning to the spot where he lost his life. But when she follows her little brother, Bo, up the hill while chasing fireflies, she makes an incredible discovery—dinosaur bones peeking out from underneath the abandoned tractor.

Esme sees the bones as a message from her grandfather; a connection beyond the grave. But when word gets out that Peach Hollow Farm is hiding something valuable, reporters, researchers, and neighbors arrive in droves. Esme must find a way to understand who has her best interests at heart—especially as the memories of her grandfather begin to slip away.

I give Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley five out of five hearts because it was a lovely story about dealing with sorrow and growing up. It is a heart-warming novel about family and things that can go wrong with a family.

Esme is a spirited young girl who has to deal with her grandfather’s death. She feels out of control and she worries a lot about her family since her grandmother has trouble making enough money to keep the farm and her parents aren’t a stable point in her life either.

Bee, Esme’s grandmother, has a habit of finding things and uses it to get the things she needs, but nobody really gives them money for the service.

The characters in this novel are written in such a way that they feel real and it really makes the reader live with Esme in her head.

The overall story doesn’t move away from the hard subjects like death and debt, but all at the level a 12-year-old will understand. It doesn’t dumb it down and keeps it real. It’s a great book.

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