The Cicada Tree by Robert Gwantley get 5 Stars from Becky

The Cicada Tree is a haunting tale of a young girl, Analiese, who becomes infatuated by the Mayfields. They seem to have an other worldly aura about them that many call the Mayfield Shine. Her obsession with them causes many problems for her, her family, her community and reveals secrets that the grownups wanted the keep hidden. But the Mayfields aren’t the only ones with special gifts. Have you ever seen or tasted music? What does that mean? You will have to read it to find out.

The Cicada Tree grips you and holds on to you well after you have finished it. The writing was poignant and magical. “Some things are meant to burn”! “The world is a dangerous place for a creature of beauty or maybe a creature of beauty is a dangerous thing to the world”. 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for this debut novel.

Can you keep a secret? The Cicadas can.

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