February 26, 2016
The White Giraffe - by Lauren St. John
However, there is quite a twist to this story. Martine isn't your ordinary girl, and has a rare gift that ends up making all the difference. As she navigates life in her new home, she makes a number of discoveries about the reserve, her family, the animals, and herself.
Why "The White Giraffe?" There is a legend on the reserve that an exceedingly rare white giraffe lives nearby, sacred to the native people and hunted by greedy poachers. This mysterious creature will prove central to Martine's sotry in ways nobody had expected.
This is a touching but exciting story about a girl's quest to survive in a world that is full of twists and turns, and is a testament to the beauty of South Africa and to the importance of family and friends. It is the first in a series of promising novels.