Sunday, April 3, 2016

Walking and Listening to "The Key to Extraordinary"

Lloyd, Natalie. The Key to Extraordinary. 5 hours, 15 minutesScholastic Audio. 2016, $21.75, ISBN 978-0545910316.

Warning: Do not read or listen to this book while you are hungry. All the talk of Boneyard Brew and Peach Lavender Muffins will push your hunger to new levels.

Waiting for ones destiny dream isn't easy, especially when you are dealing with the "big empty"as Emma is. She hopes that her destiny dream will be as extraordinary for her as it was for all her female ancestors. When her destiny dream reveals a key in a burst of flowers she isn't sure what to make of it. But when she overhears Grandma Blue talking about having to sell the Boneyard Cafe, she realizes that it is her destiny to find the conductor's treasure and save the cafe. 

I loved everything about this book. The town that the story takes place in sounds like a lovely little town that I'd like to visit to take Emma's graveyard tour (even though I hate graveyards) and eat at the Boneyard Cafe. I loved the friendship between Emma and her best friend Cody Belle. I loved how kind and patient Emma was with Earl. I loved the variety of flowers, from the talking vines to the keeping Susan's, that could be found Blackwood Hollow. 

The reader of this book was phenomenal. She sounded just as a young girl would, not like an adult acting like a child. The singing of the song, "Darlin' Daisy"was a wonderful edition and the song is stuck in my head.

Favorite line: "Fear is just a flashlight to help you find courage."

I love how the ocean looks purple as the sun was rising.

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