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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Secret Hum Of A Daisy Blog Tour {Guest Post & Giveaway}


I'm thrilled to have The Secret Hum Of A Daisy Blog Tour stopping by today! During the March MG Madness, I got a chance to interview the lovely Tracy Holczer and review this beautiful novel. Today, Tracy is stopping by again to briefly talk about her character Grace, plus I'm giving away a signed ARC...

The Secret Hum of a Daisy
by Tracy Holczer
5/1/14
Penguin/Putnam

Twelve-year-old Grace and her mother have always been their own family, traveling from place to place like gypsies. But Grace wants to finally have a home all their own. Just when she thinks she's found it her mother says it's time to move again. Grace summons the courage to tell her mother how she really feels and will always regret that her last words to her were angry ones.

After her mother's sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she's never met. She can't imagine her mother would want her to stay with this stranger. Then Grace finds clues in a mysterious treasure hunt, just like the ones her mother used to send her on. Maybe it is her mother, showing her the way to her true home.

Lyrical, poignant and fresh, The Secret Hum of a Daisy is a beautifully told middle grade tale with a great deal of heart.


by Tracy Holczer

Grace Jessop is the main character in The Secret Hum of a Daisy. She is a strong-willed child with street smarts, a frizzy mop of brown hair, and a passion for capturing life with her words. Because she has moved around with her mother, Grace’s words, and those moments they capture, are her way of keeping track, of not confusing one place with another, one person with another. So when Grace comes to the story, after just having lost her mom, she desperately wants to continue to write things down, to help her process what has happened. But as soon as she sits down to her composition book, pencil in hand, she realizes anything she writes will make this “the After.”
Interestingly, I don’t think Grace’s dream is to become a writer, though. She writes to make sense of the world around her, and it’s enough that she has her journals, her collection of moments. Her biggest dream is to have a place to belong, to be part of a community. To be loved and to love with her whole heart, unafraid.


Tracy Holczer lives in Southern California. 
The Secret Hum of the Daisy is her debut.

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5 comments:

anne s. said...

This was my absolute favorite book of the year. I think it will snatch the Newberry..gave it to ALL our childrens' teachers to read!

Jennifer Essad said...

reading is my "take me away" vice, thanks for sharing w/your readers awesome excerpts and titles to make my reading list

Judy said...

Oh, this looks so sad, enlightening, and fantastic!! My middle granddaughter would enjoy this.

Robert D. said...

Sounds interesting!

Dan L. said...

(This is Darith L.)

This book sounds pretty good! :D