While attending a prestigious performing arts school, Julia envisioned herself as a prima ballerina with the Kansas City ballet, but her dream caved in under the reality of her anorexia. Now she is living under the watchful eye of her parents and taking life one bite at a time as a junior-high guidance counselor. Her feelings of failure threaten to overwhelm her until she meets a special student, Dell, a musical virtuoso with little formal education living with foster parents who have no idea of the difficulty Dell has fitting in with the school's wealthy and intolerant students. Together, Julia and Dell confront the establishment. Wingate continues Dell's story from The Language of Sycamores (2005), producing another winner.
:)| Posted September 19, 2013
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I picked up my first Lisa Wingate novel on a whim because I found the cover so attractive and was not disappointed. Since then, I have read everything she has written including her most recent "Drenched in Light". I am continually amazed at how she hits the mark every time with her writing. It seems like a straightforward, pleasant and intruging story and then she hits you with these moments of truth that just shine. I love the pearls of wisdom from Grandma Rose (from the "Tending Roses" series) and they are woven so seamlessly into this latest story. I think Lisa Wingate is one of the most underrated writers around ..... you can't go wrong with her books !!! - Holly K. (Top 500 reviewer)