I think I enjoyed this book as much as the first, which was very much, although I think I spent more time wanting to strangle June in this book. I don't want to spoil anything, but suffice it to say that she ends up stuck in a magical tree that may or may not intend to let her go! I'm not sure she was in her right mind when she ended up in this predicament, so maybe it isn't really her fault, but regardless she did make some poor choices in the book. Her struggles with her parents and others felt real, and highlighted the reason why people shouldn't make long term choices until they're over 25, lol. In some ways she's mature for her age, but in others, not so much. She doesn't apologize for the way she treats people (well, maybe eventually?) but it's not glamorized, either. And there's good reason why she's in a foul mood so much of the time. She does have it rough.
I felt genuinely creeped out in this book. It, like the first, has an environmental message, but in this case I wasn't sure who I should root for. You might think this is weird, but it's actually a strength of the writing and makes a great story.
Sexual Content: There are some conversations and situations that make this book more appropriate for older teens than younger, but there's no sex.
Violence: Not human on human as far as I remember.
Foul Language: I don't remember but a couple minor 'bad words'.
Overall Plot/Message: I'd say this book is mostly message driven, but it has a solid plot, with strong characters that have distinct motivations and personalities. It's not super complicated, but because I hadn't read the blurb in a long time I was surprised at the way it went. In fact, I would avoid reading the blurb if I were you. Just get the book and read it with no idea of what to expect. This book sets up for the last in the series, which I will read when I've plowed through more of my list.
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