Elyon is a land of dark hills, enchanted forests, and great walls that connect and encircle the cities of Lathbury, Turlock, Lunenburg, and Bridewell like spokes in a wagon wheel. On her annual summer trips to Bridewell with her father, the mayor of Lathbury, Alexa Daley spends much of her time dreaming of escape. Having lived within the walls all of her 12 years, she wants nothing more than to explore the uncharted wilderness beyond.
For our May 17th discussion, we are reading the book heartbeat by Sharon Creech. Run, run, run. That’s what twelve-year-old Annie loves to do. Find out more about Annie and her family in this tenderhearted story.
” ‘Oh, Meggie.’ Mom had pulled me to her, hugging me hard, smelling like cold cream and Sweetheart Soap. ‘I have to do something. I just can’t stay home all day and knit socks.’ “