Staff Review: "Nightingale's Nest"
The music he heard was like nothing he had ever heard before; it was like magic. Twelve-year-old John Fischer is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business when he meets a foster child, Gayle, the bird-like girl with the beautiful voice of a nightingale. When they become friends he discovers that her singing helps heal his body and soul. The trouble comes when Mr. King, a deranged rich man, becomes obsessed with recording her voice and offers John $500 which his family could dearly use. John must choose between betraying his friendship with Gayle and his family's financial need. Written for older tweens, this remarkable book will linger with the reader long after the last page is read.