This is a coming of age story like no other. The author weaves imagination, fantasy, life's daily struggles and community life in a way that captivates the reader. Even more, the use of a female lead in a society that questions the need for female leaders makes this story a must read for teenagers.
The spirit world complicates Alaana's life. You would think that as a young girl these struggles will become too much and she would walk away but she stays on and puts up a fight. Her ideas and problem solving methods are creative and despite the situation she is in makes you want to say, 'you go, girl."
I recommend this story for many reasons but most of all for the detailed story telling which bring the characters to life.
Reviewer Disclosure - I received a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.