Reviewed by Hannah
Juniper BerryAuthor: M.P Kozlowsky
Published by Harper Collins
Publishing Date: 4/26/11
A Maine Student Book Award Book 2012-2013
Juniper Berry is a story about an eleven year old girl named Juniper. She lives with her dog Kitty and her parents. Her parents are HUGE movie stars and are very rich. They live in a huge mansion with Juniper and her dog. One of the many things that confuses Juniper is that her parents were never this famous. Her family used to be very kind and happy. Now her parents hardly even notice that Juniper is there. Juniper is dying for excitement and someone to play with [besides her dog]. Her mother and father have been acting very strange lately. I guess you would say more to themselves, but Juniper is determined to find out what changed their personalities.
One day she is playing in the rain with Kitty, when Kitty finds a small boy about Juniper's age on their lawn. Juniper is surprised that there was another person living near her as a neighbor since Juniper has never been outside of the property gates. Juniper is worried for the boy because he is just standing there looking lost and lonely in the cold pouring rain. She finds out that his name is Giles, and why he is out in the pouring rain. He seems to have the same problem Juniper has about their parents. Together they meet a person possibly over hundreds of years old and together they find out what has happened to the parents. They go underground to a secret tunnel and almost do not live because of a certain person. Juniper and Giles have many adventures.
This book made me very happy and sad at times. I believe that every book has a good ending. I think the theme in Juniper Berry is friendship and adventure. Friendship because Juniper learns how important it is to have a friend and someone who is always there for you. Adventure because Juniper and Giles go on many adventures together. I absolutely LOVED Juniper Berry and I think you will too.