[BOOKS] ⚡ Nightingales Nest ✪ Nikki Loftin – Writerscompany.co.uk

Nightingales Nest Incredibly beautiful Nightingale s Nest captures pain, guilt, and beauty in almost every character in this book Loftin integrates fantasy with the authenticity and emotional rawness of real life, and, like Gayle s voice This is going to be one of those times when I read a book that everyone else seems to love and I just don t get it Riddled with sadness and ambiguity, I didn t truly enjoy the story at all The closest I could come to liking this book was appreciating that author Nikki Loftin created something unusual and touching There s a lot of good stuff here, but it didn t come together in a meaningful way for this reader The writing was only so so and the symbolism heavy handed Still, here we go Little This is going to be one of those times when I read a book that everyone else seems to love and I just don t get it Riddled with sadness and ambiguity, A Powerful Novel About Friendship And Family That Calls To Mind Bridge To Terabithia Twelve Year Old John Fischer Jr., Or Little John As He S Always Been Known, Is Spending His Summer Helping His Father With His Tree Removal Business, Clearing Brush For Mr King, The Wealthy Owner Of A Chain Of Texas Dollar Stores, When He Hears A Beautiful Song That Transfixes Him He Follows The Melody And Finds, Not A Bird, But A Young Girl Sitting In The Branches Of A Tall Syca Tree There S Something Magical About This Girl, Gayle, Especially Her Soaring Singing Voice, And Little John S Friendship With Gayle Quickly Becomes The One Bright Spot In His Life, For His Home Is Dominated By Sorrow Over His Sister S Death And His Parents Ever Tightening Financial Difficulties But Then Mr King Draws Little John Into An Impossible Choice Forced To Choose Between His Family S Survival And A Betrayal Of Gayle That Puts Her Future In Jeopardy Inspired By A Hans Christian Andersen Story, Nightingale S Nest Is An Unforgettable Novel About A Boy With The Weight Of The World On His Shoulders And A Girl With The Gift Of Healing In Her Voice. This book just did not appeal to me Little John s life is so painful, his father is such a hideous character, his mother is absent, there is horrible fear of what Mr King did with Gayle other than record he A unique example of magical realism for middle grades that manages to ground itself in authentic emotions and the too rarely seen reality of poverty Little John is an entirely sympathetic, conflicted character, forced to make tough decisions and worrying too much about grown up problems While the adults in his life seem to fail him, they all have hidden complexity and even the Emperor vaccilates between appea Within a few pages of this book, I could feel the emotion of the story There are some books that you just know will touch you and will make you feel Loftin s Nightingale s Nest is certainly one of them The writing in this book is spectacular and demands to be read not only silently but aloud to a whole group This is a book that I found myself thinking about reading it to a class and discussing it with them I do not feel this way about all books Additionally there is a timeless quality to t Within a few pages of this book, I could feel the emotion of the story There are some books that you just know will touch you and will make you feel Loftin s Nightingale s Nest is certainly one of them The writing in this book is specta This book was beautiful and disturbing The first time Little John hears Gayle singing he describes, The notes were high and liquid, a honey soft river of sound that seeped right through me I stopped when I heard the first notes and just stood there, dropping cedar cuttings at my feet The song sailed over the fence, like it was meant for me alone Little John is helping his dad with his business by cutting and removing Pecan trees at a rich man s house dubbed, The Emperor, when Little John This book was beautiful and disturbing The first time Little John hears Gayle singing he describes, The notes were high and liquid, a honey soft river of sound that seeped right through me I stopped when I heard the first notes and just stood there, dropping cedar cuttings at my feet The song sailed over the fence, like it was meant for me alone Li Originally DNFed Tried again and finished I get why this is getting so much buzz It is exactly the sort of book adults like for kids to read I was swept away by the excellent prose and the nod to Anderson s tale, but have some pretty major issues this is a beautiful story about friendship and redemption little john tries to make it right by gayle and his family it is also a story about religion and God i do enjoy this book but not floor by it. Review first posted on Views from the Tesseract I first heard about this book, I couldn t wait to read it A middle grade fantasy with gorgeous cover art and a story that references Hans Christian Andersen s The Nightingale That s a surefire way to pique my interest Sometimes this backfires on me and my high hopes just don t live up to the actual text But after reading this, I m happy to report it exceeded expectations.Twelve year old Little Joh Review first posted on Views from the Tesseract I first heard about this book, I couldn t wait to read it A middle grade fantasy with gorgeous cover art and a story that references Hans Christian Andersen s The Nightingale That s a surefire way to pique my interest Sometimes this backfires on me and my high hopes just don t live up to the actual text But after reading this, I m happy to report it exceeded expectations.Twelve year old Little John is spending his summer in Texas working for his father clearing brush and trees from Mr King s property While he s working, he hears someone singing and he s astonished to find the sweet voice to a little girl hiding out in a tree Young Gayle is something rare in Little John s life, a bit of happiness in a life that has become shadowed by regret and loss This half wild girl sees Little John as her protector, someone she s wi

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