Garden by Jane Yates

Ratings: 3 Stars
Genre: YA Steampunk
File Size: 2089 KB
ISBN-10: 0993023924
ISBN-13: 978-0993023927
Pages: 232

Garden by Jane Yates is a delight to read. After the death of her parents, 11-year-old Aberdeen goes to live with an uncle she never knew she had. There, she encounters secret passageways, eerie sobbing, strange goings-on, secret codes, and mysteries to solve.

Alone, except for her pet robotic worm, Aberdeen befriends a mechanical bird, who then shows her a secret garden. Aberdeen befriends Maisy, the help, and her brother Peter.  Together, the three tend the secret garden.

When Aberdeen encounters her cousin Lenard, he joins the group of young adventures and helps solve some of the mysteries surrounding the secret garden and home.

This story about friendship, keeping secrets, and adventure should delight adults as well as young adults. Fun read.