Karen Cushman's Grayling's Song
Newbery medalist Cushman's latest focuses on a young girl who has to go on a journey to save her mother, a local hedgewitch under an evil spell that's turning her into a tree. I think this is one of those books that a kid in the intended audience/age range would love, but that doesn't have enough depth to really enchant an adult reader. There is an EXTREMELY awesome mouse though. I love charming animal friends. B.
A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in June.