Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier
Jonathan Auxier has beautifully written a story of human expectations, hope, greed, and compassion. I was intrigued by all of the characters, each of whom fought his/her own private demons, not just the terror of the Night Gardener. I was fortunate to have "read" the book with my ears, as I bought it on audible.com with Beverley A Crick narrating. She weaves the characters voices in and out through the story with charming lilts which further endear the Molly and Kip to the reader.
I would highly recommend this book to older children and adults. The dark creepiness of the setting and the depth of its characters will keep you turning the pages long after the sun has gone down...