Remember The Secret Garden when we were kids? This is a very good job updating the tale. One irritating part was no one spoke with any contractions. I have yet to meet a teen that doesn't use contractions constantly. I had the same irritation with the original, but this one is still a job well done. We have the sudden orphan, the sickly child and secrets. What more could you ask for in a story? It's not really written for teens, I would -personally- recommend this for between the ages of 10-12. Just my opinion.
Olivia didn't plan to find her mother dead when she came down for breakfast. She never would have dreamed that the summer before her senior year would be spent in a house that looks like a museum rather than basking on the beach with her friends. If you had tried to tell her that she would instead spend her time gardening, trying to find out why someone would lock a garden and juggling two attractive boys, she would have fallen over in laughter.
But when her life changes in a heartbeat, all of this and more challenge this strange young woman.
A fairytale told with a modern edge, this story is a retelling of the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett tale, A Secret Garden, but with a paranormal twist.