The premise: Felicity Pickle is a wanderer. Mostly because her mom never settles in one place for too long, and so Felicity longs for home. She also see words everywhere, even shimmering in the air over people's heads sometimes, and collects them. So when Felicity's family roams into Midnight Gulch, all sorts of words tumble her way, but two of the most important are home and magic.
What I loved: The way Natalie Lloyd strings words together. Felicity might be a collector of words and discovering a unique magic in Midnight Gulch, but Natalie Lloyd has a magic all her own when it comes to sewing just the right words together sentence after sentence. This is one of those books that stays with you long after you've read the last page. And magical ice cream only adds to its perfectness.
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