Teen Book Review: The Clearing by Heather Davis
"True Love Is Timeless."
The Clearing, a tale about two different worlds, represents courage, and dedication. In this heart-touching story, Amy leaves her home to live with her aunt Mae, escaping an abusive relationship with hopes of "restarting" her life.
But will her memories hold her back from falling in love? Will the wall of fog on the ever-summer clearing keep Amy and Henry's love hidden? As Amy realizes her feelings for Henry, living decades away, this love threatens the time barrier keeping Henry and his family alive. As Amy searches through history, she finds herself stuck as she realizes the truth of it all. Will Henry just... disappear? Will she have to pretend what happened in the clearing never existed? And what will Amy do when her past comes back through a mistake?
This book had me reading non-stop with a mystery on every page, and the answers so close, yet so very far. Heather Davis created a romance that made me recognize the true power of love and strength. My excitement grew with every flip of a page. With a surprise twist, my love for this book rocketed sky high with both happiness, and sadness. The Clearing will leave millions of people with millions of questions, and a thirst for mystery.
Reviewed by Keely Shae McLouth, Trails West branch