Cyr has put together a book that enchants the readers and takes the opportunity to impart some serious issues to its presumably young adult readers. Using the concept of alternative universes and quantum physics the author takes the bullied, slightly different teen Catori from her world to one in which she isx respected and admired for the very difference she is bullied for in her home world.
Th author uses the story to consistently press the idea of caring for our environment and the importance of plants and the natural world to our existence here on earth. Catori learns much in her visit to this alternate universe, but most importantly she learns about true friendship and about herself - how strong and how unique she really is. This isn't a preachy novel - it's simply a good story wound around some sound environmental precepts.
I would think all young adults would find something to identify with in the author's words, but even us oldies can take some useful lessons and thoughts out of it. At the end of the day, that's exactly what we want from a novel - a good story and a lesson that makes us thinks about our own lives.
I enjoyed Catori's world and am very happy to award it the five stars I have. I look forward to reading the next episode of Catori's adventures. Excellent work - well done Murielle Cyr