I think I have written this review 3 times. I am hoping that GoodReads processes it this time.
I have had this book on my TBR pile for several months aI think I have written this review 3 times. I am hoping that GoodReads processes it this time.
I have had this book on my TBR pile for several months after I heard a librarian friend book talk it. After reading it, I was certainly not disappointed in it. West has done an exceptional job with this debut novel. The story is about Olive, an 11 year old girl, who moves into an old home with her parents. Her parents are both accomplished mathematicians and she is the *odd* one for not being a math whiz but being more creative. Shortly after moving into the home she begins to notice that there is something strange about the pictures on the wall. Not only can you not you not remove them from the walls, but something seems to be happening in the pictures. Armed with her determination and curiosity, a pair of enchanted glasses that she finds in an old drawer, and a trio of talking cats, Olive sets off to solve the mystery of the paintings. The story does a nice job of revealing just enough to keep the reader interested but not too much at one time. And for children who enjoy a story with a bit of a scare factor...this is just right scary (though children who are frightened easily might not want to read it). I certainly hope that there is a sequel to this book....more