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Jan 28, 2016 — This was written by Terri the high school intern at the Daviess county public library.
Lilly Dale Awakening by Wendy Corsi Staub is a phenomenal book. It includes all the elements of a captivating story; mystery, romance, heart break, and of course horror. Once I picked up this book there was no putting it down. This book holds your full attention from the very first page all the way to the very last.
This book has a great development of characters. By the end of the story you will feel like you personally know all of the characters. I have to say my favorite character was the main character Calla simply because I feel like I had the most things in common with her. It had me completely emotionally invested. It has a lot to do with spiritualism which is honestly one of the main things that initially drew me to the book. The book was about a girl named Calla who lost her mother then had to move to Lilly Dale with her grandmother. She then realizes she’s surrounded by medium psychics and that she just might be one herself.
To me the message spoke very clearly throughout the book. In my mind the message was to never let any possibility be impossible and to always listen to your intuition. It was so inspiring to me to read how well she adjusted to the new environment with her grandmother, so far away from her former life. One thing about this story that I really loved was that the author tried to be as accurate as she could when writing about the mediums in Lilly Dale and what they do. I thought it was very cool that the setting in the book was actually a real place in New York. The author shares her own experiences that she had when visiting the real town of Lilly Dale in the “about the author section”. I must warn you when you read this book it really will make you wonder about the world around you that you can see, and the world you cannot see. It will also make you realize the world is not as it seems and that there is a lot more to learn. I mostly enjoyed this book because it kept me on edge and constantly kept me thinking. It was one of those books that you really just can’t stop talking about or thinking about.