BIPOLAR KID + SUFFERING ANXIETY + GOOD FANTASY/FICTION PLOT LINE = DREAMS COME TRUE
“I was real young. I didn’t know what was going on. I knew dad was missing, but I didn’t know why “
In this action packed novel we went through an adventure with an eight year old boy called Joshua in which he was bipolar and he was suffering anxiety and most of all he tried to defeat the world’s evil.
“Divorce is like two lions attacking in a den. you know somebody is going to get hurt really bad. All kids can do is to sit and watch it happen.”
So we go firstly with the main character, Joshua, who was developed really well by Dawnette Brenner. He was really weak in the beginning of the book and he always pitied himself. Honestly, that was so annoying. but as the chapters progress, so did he. He became so brave and so self handled as well as happy.
In this book we also lived in the mind of an eight year old kid who suffered anxiety and we knew how the real bipolar kid felt which was rare in the YA fantasy/fiction novels.
“The edge of life and the edge of day dreams seamed to collide. Everything in my world was in turmoil. Blackened spirits entered my mind, suffocating my thoughts and feelings”
I LOVED how the setting was changed in this book from being in the normal world and suddenly we were in the imaginary world which was written in a really good way with clarity and simplicity in using the words. but I really needed more description in this book as sometimes in the book the picture of the setting was foggy a little bit in my mind.
“What the heck ?”. I said, witnessing pergita’s body shape shift into a creature with bat-like wings, sharp teeth and claws, and horns atop her head, gritted her teeth. I jumped back and fell over soran. We both toppled to the ground.”
YA novels often bring suspense and this book will have you on the edge of your seat ALL OF THE TIME, while reading it.
Overall this book was a mix of humour, suspense and action who will hook you from the first page you read *so totally add it to your TBR pile*
“There is no such thing as a broken family. Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. and if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.”
I think this quote described it all. It described the main reason behind writing this book on first place which was valuing your family and knowing the importance of having them in your life which happened to be the major theme of this novel. All in all, family might have hard times sticking together but family is family which was mainly what happened with Joshua in this novel and because of his family he became a totally different person.
THE ANCIENT SACRED TREE: 4.5/5 STARS
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