A poignant and passionate tale about the risks people will take for a new and better life, and the sacrifices they will make to protect the ones they love. On the night Sonia Ocampo is born, the village folk of Tres Montes survive the most horrific storm they have ever seen. Immediately they believe Sonia must possess a special gift to heal and protect. But after a young boy dies despite her prayers, sixteen-year-old Sonia is filled with shame and a sense of utter powerlessness. The hundreds of tiny gold symbols pinned to her shawl now only seem like empty, superstitious charms. At once she longs to escape a life built on lies. With the help of her aunt, Sonia takes a train to the city to begin a post in the household of a wealthy woman. Perhaps all their fortunes will now improve? However, a short time later Sonia hears the devastating news that her brother has gone missing from the village. It is not the first time a young man has disappeared in the region, and everyone knows all too well what his fate may be. Sonia must now risk absolutely everything to find him, and find a way to bring him home.
Customer Reviews - The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Beautifully written * Mig Mag * the story is a charming mixture of coming of age story and a love story mixed with a dose of magical realism and adventure * Books For Keeps * this spellbinding read paints vivid and colourful pictures but it's not style over substance * Kiss * the book is a magical timeless novel with a bittersweet ending * CBI recommended reads of 2012 * An unexpectedly beautiful and memorable book. * Carousel *
About Meg Medina
Meg Medina is the author of Tia Isa Wants a Car, illustrated by Claudio Munoz. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia. www.megmedina.com
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina
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Walker Books Ltd
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.