This is a nice story about an eleven years old girl, named Finley, who’s sent to her grandparents house during summer because her parents are having problems and they want to try to fix their relationship.
In her grandparents’ house she meets the rest of the Hart family with which she doesn’t feel identified.
And thanks to the Everwood, a forest which she created and, since arriving to her grandparents house, decided that exists out there, she reveals a dark family secret.
I liked Finley because she was clever, creative and she had her alternate life.
First I thought that her “blue days” were something magical and when I realized what they were I thought that she was too young for having days like that and I felt sad for her.
I liked the end, the bravery of all the kids (Bailey’s included) and the beautiful relationship that arises between Fin and her cousins.
Grandma Hart was the character I liked the least. If I had a grandma who makes me clean her house every time I visit her, I would stop visiting her. Besides, she and her husband turned out to be hypocrites.
Also I think that Fin’s three aunts never became independent, they did everything as their mother commanded. Fortunately, the young ones demonstrated more independence.
As for the secret, I think it was something that must have been punished.
Well, I recommend this book. I enjoyed it.