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Whisper of the Woods

(Juniper Sawfeather #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Juniper Sawfeather seems to have a talent for finding mythological creatures. Or maybe the creatures are finding her.

The mermaids she saved from the oil spill are long gone. There’s no evidence of them, and she’s been branded as a liar and a fake in the media and at school. Her environmental activist parents have moved on to a protest to save Old Growth trees from being
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published November 21st 2015 by Fire & Ice Young Adult Books
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Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have said before that I would read anything D.G. Driver writes and so far I have. This is the second installment of the Juniper Sawfeather story. With what happened in this book, the story will make a nice trilogy. Juniper is a great character who doesn't follow along with everyone else in high school. For some reason she can see magical characters. First the mermaids in Cry of the Sea and now an ancient spirit in a tree. No one believes her but her immediate family and a couple other people. ...more
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Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a honest review.

Like Driver's previous book, we are taken on June's journey to save the world one cause at a time. Last time we followed June as she saved mermaids from becoming extinct and now we watch as she tries to save a tree that seems to have some mythical magic. The story behind the tree is laced with Native American legends. Combining with the legends, Driver gives us a story that is entertaining and thought provoking. Driv
Connie Huddleston
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Driver’s sequel to “Cry of the Sea” provides even more about Juniper Sawfeather’s Native American heritage and brings environmental activism to the forefront. Conflict between brothers, romance, and mysticism all play a part as Juniper finishes her senior year. This book is more than a sequel, it can stand alone or move toward an engaging series. I'll keep reading, and I hope you'll join me in enjoying this author's work. ...more
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
After reading Cry of the Sea, author D.G. Driver asked me if I might be interested in reading Whisper of the Woods as well. Juniper and her adventure was still in my head when she asked, so I decided to go for it, even though I’m slowing down on accepting review requests and pushing towards my #2016TBRChallenge. I’m glad that I accepted the request, and it’s going to be difficult to get through 2016 (if the book comes out) to wait read the last installment.

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Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Whisper of the Woods continues the story of Juniper Sawfeather's adventure. The previous books left me hanging with a few questions that's why I was really happy when I was requested to read this book.

From the first book, I really liked Juniper's character. In fact, it was her character that had me hooked to the story. This book's title gave the story justice. The event leading from Whisper of the Woods had me hanging to every page I almost feel sorry for myself when I have to put it down and fa
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love D. G. Drivers writing. 'Cry of the Sea' was the first of her books I read and it was brilliant. 'Whisper of the Woods' is the sequel. If you haven't read 'Cry of the Sea' yet you really should.

June is a little angsty in the beginning of this book. She's not really happy with how things are going. Everyone is accusing her of lying due to the events of the first book and she can't defend herself. Her parents have moved onto another environmental project, working to save a group
Sci-Fi & Scary
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I was so pleased when the author asked me to review Whisper of the Woods, the 2nd book in the Juniper Sawfeather series. Juniper is a strong female character who holds to her morals and doing what’s right at a time when other kids falter. She doesn’t always make the best decisions, or immediately do the right thing, but who does? No one is perfect. She always comes round end the end, though.

Whisper of the Woods was a bit darker in tone than Cry of the Sea, with Juniper ending up in a situation w
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Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a great sequel to "Cry Of The Sea". Juniper has found herself entangled with yet another mythical creature/spirit.

The woods come alive (literally) in this novel. This thousand year old tree has a mind of it's own and has decided it likes Juniper and plans to keep her.

The premise for this story is interesting. There are thousands upon thousands of fables about trees coming alive or people's spirits getting trapped in a tree. It's a fascinating and terrifying idea. Really makes you see
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
As with the first book in this series, the author includes a message regarding environmentalism, but it's intertwined with Juniper's story and is more about awareness. Something I like about these books is that even though Juniper has these extraordinary things going on in her life (mermaids, talking trees), she also experiences average teenage problems - boyfriend dilemmas, overly dramatic friends, school complications, and clashes with her parents. I admire Juniper's courage and determination ...more
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm in awe of Ms. Driver's talent for creating characters that feel so real. If I was told that this was a memoir, I wouldn't have too much trouble believing it. June is entering a new season of her life, which is never easy, and it was nice to see the strained relationship she has with her parents slowly improving.

The mermaids have gone into hiding (for now...) so June's attention turns to an ancient tree on the local Indian reservation that may or may not have become a home for trapped human s
Jeni Richard
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An exciting, fast-paced 2nd book in the Juniper Sawfeather series. Juniper finds herself in another environmental struggle; only this time her family's past and her heritage collide with real-world preservation battles.

In Cry of the Sea, June found herself saving very real and very un-Disney-like mermaids. This time we find her in the woods on an American Indian reservation. She soon finds herself trapped in one of the red cedar trees her parents are trying to save. As methods are made to get h
Daisy White
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm on a roll with good books at the moment and this was another well-written YA with a fast, interesting story-line and engaging characters. The environmental message is comes through loud and clear, but is never preachy, simply woven naturally into the emotive plot. clever and highly rec! ...more
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story!

LovE love Loved this addition to the Juniper Sawfeather story. The imagery is amazing! Can't wait for the next books!
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
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R.A. White
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'Whisper of the Woods', by D. G. Driver, is the second book in the Juniper Sawfeather series. I reviewed the first book a couple of months ago, and after working on a couple other projects, was able to read this.
I think I enjoyed this book as much as the first, which was very much, although I think I spent more time wanting to strangle June in this book. I don't want to spoil anything, but suffice it to say that she ends up stuck in a magical tree that may or may not intend to let her go! I'm no
Marie Blanchet
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this book, DG Driver continues being on the nose with the teenage stuff. At some points, Juniper’s experiences with her peers were so close to my real life experiences that I wanted to shake the author by the shoulders and tell her to cut it out! After the whole mermaid debacle in the last book, everyone now thinks that Juniper made up the whole story for attention. Her best friend is torn between being popular (and hanging out with people who don’t really care about her all that much) or hav ...more
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I think there should be more books like this! This girl stands by what she believes and doesn't let anyone bully her into backing down. ...more
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Get ready for another mythical and magical journey with Juniper Sawfeather.

Disclaimer: The author of this book was kind enough to send me a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

To start off, I am very grateful that D.G. Driver reached out to me again with her second book that followed Cry of the Sea. I had no idea she had written a sequel to the first book because it seemed like a stand alone novel. So, when I learned there was a continuation of Juniper Sawfeather I was slightly intr
Kester Nucum
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although Whisper of the Woods may be stationary in terms of the setting, it has as much action, magic, and conflict as its predecessor! Cry to the Sea‘s dazzling sequel continues to explore Native American legends by introducing the existence of tree spirits, serving as a bridge between what’s happened book one and the events to come in book three. I certainly became entranced by the magic and mystery surrounding the tree that holds Juniper captive–it possesses an incredible amount of history an ...more
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May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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When in the woods as part of the protest, June is convinced she hears whispering. June feels an indescribable bond with one tree in particular. As legends begin to be told and the mysterious history behind this tree is unfolded, June decides to stage her own sit-in - 170 feet up in the tree! However, it soon becomes evident that June may not be allowed to leave the tree even if she wanted to. What happens next is a beautiful, yet somet
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D. G. Driver is an optimist at heart, and that's why she likes to write books about young people who strive to make a difference in the world. From her teen environmentalist in The Juniper Sawfeather Trilogy, a young girl teaching her friends autism acceptance and to stop bullying people with special needs in No One Needed to Know, a girl who bravely searches for a friend lost along the shore of a ...more

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Juniper Sawfeather (3 books)
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