Here’s a review sent in by one of the moms in my mother-daughter book club.
Bloomability is a coming of age book that I really enjoyed. It tells the story of a young girl who is sent off to live with her aunt and uncle in a boarding school in Switzerland, where her uncle is headmaster. Sharon Creech writes beautifully about how 13-year-old Dinnie learns to love her new home while still holding on to what she loves about the family she left behind. There are plenty of fun adventures and interesting characters to keep you turning the pages as Dinnie discovers her new life and new friendships and discovers herself in the process. I loved this book, and it lent itself to great discussion at our mother-daughter book club. — Ellen S., Portland, Oregon