Sunday, August 31, 2008

Under the Banyan Tree by Toni DePalma

When Irena runs away to Key West, to escape her aggressive father, she comes across an unusual motel, The Banyan Tree. When she takes a job there as a maid, Irena begins to feel that The Banyan Tree motel was where she had always belonged. She soon becomes part of the Banyan Tree family. Surrounded by all her friends makes life seem almost perfect. Then, Irena finds out that The Banyan Tree is on the brink of bankruptcy. Irena soon learns that her new life of friendship and family may soon come to a tragic end. Irena goes on a mission to save her new home, but can she succeed before it's too late?

Under the Banyan Tree, by Toni De Palma, is one of the best books I have ever read. I read this book in one day, because I couldn't put it down. It appreciates the meaning of family and friends. While reading this book, I felt a mixture of happiness, anger, love, and suspense. I found it easy to get lost in this book and see the world through Irena's eyes.

Reviewer Age:12

Reviewer City, State and Country: Potomac, Maryland United States of America

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