When Trix is arrested for stealing she has to options, jail or going to live in a small Kansas town with her dad’s family, whom she’s never met. When she arrives and discovers that the women in the McCabe family all have unique talents just like she does. Maybe she finally found a place she belongs.
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from A Constellation of Roses, and honestly, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. Young Adult contemporary is usually not my favorite. As an adult, I generally find the characters immature, which makes sense as they are roughly 20 years younger than me. Now I am not saying that Trix was the most mature character, but there was a great reason for it. She had some major trust issues, and they were completely warranted.
This story is really about family and the bond between these women. Auntie was my favorite, mostly because that’s exactly how I envisioned myself at age 70. But all the characters are really wonderful. I also loved the idea that all the women in the family had a bit of magic. How their magic influenced each of them was very well thought out. There isn’t a ton of plot, so if you only like story-driven books, this probably isn’t for you, but if you’re looking for a character-driven book, this is a great one.