The Time of the Fireflies

About the book: Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little spins a thrilling story of one girl's race to unravel the curse that has haunted her family for generations. 

When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected old phone in her family's antique shop, she knows she's in for a strange summer. A series of clues leads her to the muddy river banks, where clouds of fireflies dance among the cypress knees and cattails each evening at twilight. The fireflies are beautiful and mysterious, and they take her on a magical journey through time, where Larissa learns secrets about her family's tragic past--deadly, curse-ridden secrets that could harm the future of her family as she knows it. It soon becomes clear that it is up to Larissa to prevent history from repeating itself and a fatal tragedy from striking the people she loves. 

With her signature lyricism, Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a thrilling tale filled with family secrets, haunting mystery, and dangerous adventure.

My review: I love the way that Kimberley Griffiths Little writes her middle grade books. I love her characters, her plot lines, the danger she includes, I really love everything about these!

This one was so good! I loved Larissa. I loved that she was a young girl with problems and concerns just like all young girls are and have. I loved the way she was really counted on by her parents to help with the antique shop and how she was always able to help. 

I loved watching Larissa grow up and change in this one. At the start of the book, she's holding some grudges against a few of the girls that it seemed have been bullying her, her mom is too. And through the the things you see through her eyes, it seems as though she's right about it, but as the book goes on, her feelings change. Maybe there's a possibility that she might have friends in her little town after all.

I loved the way that Larissa took charge of not only her own future, but also that of her mom and unborn sibling. She really had to go out of her comfort zone and fight through the danger and her own fears to be able to figure out just what she needed to do.

This is a cute book, perfect for middle grade readers! 

I was able to borrow this book from my local library.

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