so excited to be bonded with a storm beast. These guardians of the weather in
her home country spread just the right amount of rain, wind, and other elements
to keep crops growing and people happy. But when Mina discovers her storm
beast, Pixit, is one that harnesses lightning, she’s worried there’s been a
mistake. She quiet and shy, while most storm guardians are bold and brash. Yet
Mina’s quiet ways are exactly what she needs to bring about important changes
when she discovers all is not right with her world.
Sarah Beth Durst gives affirmation to quiet children that just because theirs
is not the loudest voice in the room, it doesn’t mean what they have to say
isn’t important. Mina’s gentle ways help lead her to speak out in a way that’s
true to her nature while letting people know about the injustices she discovers.
It’s a great lesson for anyone who fears that they can’t speak out about
something they want to change.
relationship with Pixit, her storm beast, is sweet and gentle, and even though
Pixit longs to be more adventurous than Mina wants, he coaxes her along gently
to realize her potential. Spark is a great book for anyone who
loves a grand adventure set in a fantasy world. I recommend it for readers aged
9 to 12.
provided me with a copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.