My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.
Nicholas has a brother, and he is a tree. When his mother lost the baby, his parents planted a tree instead and the two have grown together, taller and stronger over the years. But things have changed over those years; his father lost his job, and they may have to sell their house… which means leaving his brother behind.
Nick thinks he knows the way to stop that from happening. His grandfather might be senile but somewhere in his broken mind lies the location to the family heirlooms, priceless treasures that he hid during his bootlegging days. Nick has to help his grandfather recover those memories, with the help of some unlikely friends, and despite being the new target for a group of neighborhood bullies.