Epic Kids Book Club Selection: “The Time of Fireflies”
AUTHOR: Kimberley Griffiths Little
GENRE: Middle-Grade Fiction
RATING: 5 stars
SYNOPSIS: When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected old phone in her family’s antique shop, she knows she’s in for a strange summer. A series of clues leads her to the muddy river banks, where clouds of fireflies dance among the cypress trees and cattails each evening at twilight. The fireflies are beautiful and mysterious, and they take her on a magical journey through time, where Larissa learns secrets about her family’s tragic past––deadly, curse-ridden secrets that could harm the future of her family as she knows it. It soon becomes clear that it is up to Larissa to prevent history from repeating itself and a fatal tragedy from striking the people she loves.
MY FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THIS BOOK: “I just received a call from a phone that wasn’t hooked up––with a cord that went absolutely nowhere”
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUTTHIS BOOK WAS: The mystery was my favorite part! I became so invested in the story that I couldn’t stop reading until I found out what happened in the end.
MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THIS BOOK WAS: Larissa! She added so much excitement to the story with her curiosity and big heart.
FANS OF THIS BOOK MAY ALSO LIKE:
“A Tangle of Knots” by Lisa Graff, “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd, “A Tale of Magic” by Chris Colfer
Avery Finley, 16, is an avid reader and book reviewer. When not reading, you can find her playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, or with one of her pets! Follow her on Instagram and TikTok at @readbyfin.Avery Finley, 16, is an avid reader and book reviewer. When not reading, you can find her playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, or with one of her pets! Follow her on Instagram and TikTok at @readbyfin.