Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

wishtreeWishtree is a sweet story about loving your neighbor and taking action in the face of injustice. Red, a 216-year-old raggy tree, is our narrator; the community ties wishes to Red’s branches once a year.

Interesting nature facts and vocabulary are casually woven into this beautiful narrative. I would have liked this to be a tad longer so the friendship between Stephen and Samar could have been fleshed out more. If insta-friends are a thing, these two were it. But I otherwise really enjoyed this gentle early middle grade novel.