Deep in the heart of a mist-shrouded island, an impossible secret is about to be discovered.
Twig is used to feeling unwanted. Sent to live on a pony ranch for "troubled" girls on a misty, haunted island, Twig is about to discover the impossible -- someone who needs her.
Jolted awake from a bad dream, Twig follows the desperate whinny of a terrified horse out to the stables. There in the straw is a bleating little scrap of moonbeam. A silver-white filly with cloven hooves and a tiny, spiraling horn.
A baby unicorn.
Now Twig knows what secret is hiding in the island's mist: the last free unicorn herd. And a mysterious boy named Ben who insists that this impossible creature is now Twig's to care for. That she needs Twig's love and protection. Because there's something out there in the deep, dense shadows that's hunting for them...
Delightful and moving, R.R. Russell’s story about a young girl who is sent to a remote island ranch where she discovers unicorns exist will leave young girls wanting more! Many will relate to Twig’s pain and difficulty adjusting to her new blended family, and find hope as she recovers her joy and purpose in life. When we first meet Twig she’s feeling rejected, isolated and alone, sent away by her step-mother to a pony ranch in the pacific northwest (although I’d want to go to a pony ranch any day). Slowly, she warms to her new surroundings and her interest is sparked by a mysterious boy and the enchanting filly who makes an unexpected appearance in the pony stable.
Wonder Light has just the right amount of mystery and suspense to keep middle school readers engaged and interested. Twigs’ journey from despondency to joy is encouraging and coupled with a charming unicorn filly; it becomes an irresistible romp readers will love!