The Unicorn in the Barn (non-spoiler Review)

The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K Ogburn

Published by  HMH Books for Young Readers on July 4, 2017

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Pages: 306

Format: Hardback

Source: Library

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


For years people have claimed to see a mysterious white deer in the woods around Chinaberry Creek. It always gets away.
      One evening, Eric Harper thinks he spots it. But a deer doesn’t have a coat that shimmers like a pearl. And a deer certainly isn’t born with an ivory horn curling from its forehead.
      When Eric discovers the unicorn is hurt and being taken care of by the vet next door and her daughter, Allegra, his life is transformed.
      A tender tale of love, loss, and the connections we make, The Unicorn in the Barn shows us that sometimes ordinary life takes extraordinary turns.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed this magical book that was mostly set in the real world with a fun magical element. This book also had a super fast pace lot and I really liked how this book handled topics like death and dying but also gun issues in the country. I really liked the story and thought the illustrations really made this book so charming. I really enjoyed the main character and felt that the end of the book was a tad rushed, but hope that we might get a book two set in this world because it really left it open for that.

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