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The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
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Take The Secret Garden throw in some folk tales, a dash of mysterious characters, and a handful of Ellen Potter's luscious descriptions and you have yourself The Humming Room. Ellen Potter does a great job of capturing what we all loved about The Secret Garden- the secrets, the mystery, the hope; but she also added in her own touches through a unique setting on the St. Lawrence River and the folk tales that exist in this magical place. I also loved Roo much more than Mary from The Secret Garden. I understood why Roo was angry and acting the way she was while I always felt that Mary was just being spoiled and rude. And Roo is a character than many will connect with. Her subtle way of going about life and appreciating so many little things is a beautiful quality. Also, some readers will connect with her need for isolation and her disconnect from other people- a quality that is not often found in a book and just might be what this reader needs. Overall, a beautiful book giving homage to a wonderful classic.

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Reading Progress

March 27, 2012 – Shelved
March 27, 2012 – Shelved as: realistic-fiction
March 27, 2012 – Shelved as: fairy-folk-retellings-or-modern
March 27, 2012 – Shelved as: middle-grade
Started Reading
March 28, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 10, 2012 – Shelved as: teach-mentor-texts
June 21, 2012 – Shelved as: foster-care-or-adoption
June 21, 2012 – Shelved as: death-or-dying
June 21, 2012 – Shelved as: mental-health-depression
January 1, 2017 – Shelved as: my-favorite-reads-in-2012

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