Fifteen-year-old Miranda doesn't know what to expect when she, her father, and stepmother travel to Florida to visit her grandmother, who hasn't spoken to them in 10 years. Miranda is shocked by energetic Grandma Lila, and something awakens in her as she discovers the wildlife of the marsh her grandmother so fiercely protects.Miranda captures nature's magic with her cameraFifteen-year-old Miranda doesn't know what to expect when she, her father, and stepmother travel to Florida to visit her grandmother, who hasn't spoken to them in 10 years. Miranda is shocked by energetic Grandma Lila, and something awakens in her as she discovers the wildlife of the marsh her grandmother so fiercely protects.Miranda captures nature's magic with her camera. She also captures Adam's heart. Part Cherokee, Adam cares for Lila's land and shares her love for wild creatures. When a sudden turn of events brings confusion and grief to Miranda's family; it raises disturbing questions about Adam. Is he all he seems to be? And what secrets account for the fury that torments Miranda's father? For the first time, Miranda the perfect daughter must take a stand. But doing so is painful as Miranda turns the camera on her own life and past....
|Title||:||The Spirit Window|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Spirit Window Reviews
I recently re-read "The Spirit Window" by Joyce Sweeney, and it reminded me why it was one of my favorite books when I was younger. Beautifully told story of a 15-year old girl (Miranda) who travels to Florida one summer with her father and stepmother to her grandmother's home in the marshes. During this time, Miranda not only meets her grandmother for the first time in her life, she also meets Adam, a Native American boy who lives with and helps her grandmother. But when tragic events occur, it thrusts Miranda in a whirlwind not only stirring up family drama, but memories and feelings that she has to come to terms with as it all unravels.I love Joyce Sweeney's honest and vivid prose here, and like much of her books, she inspired me to want to write books of my own for how easily she slips into her sense of place, emotions, and characterizations. Even several years later, this book holds a place in my favorites bookshelf. I would definitely recommend it for a nice, quick summer read for those who love coming of age/life stories with just a bit more.Overall score: 4/5
I really enjoyed reading this book. But I got the most worked up when the father started throwing a tantrum, although I'm glad they worked things out at the end. It reminded me of how I can trust my father but since we don't have communication going on even with trust when the time comes I might not even be able to confide in him. Overall this book was great although I would have loved to know if the girl and the boy ended up together or not.
There's a lot to like about the voice and the stakes here, but I'm troubled by the portrayal of Adam, which seems to simultaneously reject and embrace some problematic stereotypes about American Indians.
I like this book over all it is written well, one that you don't want to put down, but one thing was that i finished the book in one day i think it could have been longer
A very teenage girl read. I probably wouldn't read this again now. The ending isn't very good and the romance in it is very young even for teens.
I adored this book when I was younger.
well written, entertaining. What more can you ask for?