This book is about a twelve year old girl named Mellie. (She turns 13 during Basic). It begins with her running away from her sisters at the beach because she thinks they are going to kill her due to the fact she got sand all over one of them and a sandwich. She runs for a long time and all of a sudden sees a grove of trees where she thinks she sees something move. Then she sees a dark shadow in a group of rocks which scares her so she goes towards the trees. In the trees, a leaf-man appears. He is made of twigs and leaves. He tells her that she is a "Chosen" one and he leads her through the forest to a big tree. This big tree opens up to lead them into the realm of the F.A.I.R.I.E.S. (Fantastical Aerial International Reasonably Inconspicuous Emancipation Squads) *EDITED DUE TO SPOILERS* It's full of adventure and was an interesting read. Some of the illustrations are odd and could have been left out. I would recommend this book for preteen to early teen girls.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received or expected.
#7 F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire Blog Tour!
Here's what Tina has to say on her blog, Homesschool and Family: