Book Nerd Review by Chloe
The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. With Auxier’s exquisite command of language, The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.
The descriptions in The Night Gardener are very enjoyable. They make is seem like I am in the book. The way that Molly and Kip discovered the secret of the “hills” in the front lawn was a creepy cool part of the book. The secret knothole that asked for a “drop of your soul” was very cool also. Hester Kettle was a very funny witch. How nice of her to give the kids the house map. My favorite part though, was the moonflowers in the forest garden. This was a nice addition to a tense part of the book. My other favorite parts were the stories and back-stories of the characters. Learning about what came before really tied the book together for me. Overall, The Night Gardener was a very enjoyable book.
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