Serafina and the Splintered Heart (A MG Book Review)
Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty
I love the Serafina books! This is the last one that directly follows Serafina as a protagonist, but I look forward to the Willa books!
So this review is a little difficult because in the author's note Mr. Beatty asked for specific things not to be mentioned as it is important that the reader only know as much as Serafina at any given time. Therefore, this will be a pretty short review.
Twelve-year-old Serafina's latest adventure involves more of the infamous Black Cloak and for a good 2/3 of the book Serafina faces her most difficult challenge yet. Familiar friends: Waysa, Braedan, Pa, and Gideon re-emerge and the story-telling is spot on as usual. The story is rampant with descriptions and Serafina's internal dialogue, but it is appropriate for the story. So if you're looking for a book with lots of dialogue this may not be for you. However, if you're looking for a book with themes about growth and change, trust, bravery, and what it means to be a good friend then this is a great middle grades read!