I just finished reading this book by Kelly Barnhill. This book is a wonderful combination of magic, loss, coming of age and friendship. It’s a tale of two lonely kids taking on elements far greater than themselves and finding each other in the journey. Barnhill weaves the plot slowly with touching detail paid to how children grow through pain, wonder and adventure. Oh, there’s also magic and bandits and giant rock monsters. A read for the adventurer and thinker!