Blueberry Girl

Author: Neil Gaimanblueberry girl

Illustrator: Charles Vess

My rating: 5 of 5

Blueberry Girl is a prayer (to the fates, I think? Doesn’t really matter here.) for a not-yet-born baby girl. And it is absolutely gorgeous in every way. When I usually think of this sort of book, I think of something dull and stereotypical, wishing for sunshine and ease and, well, nothing really likely or meaningful. This book is something else; it’s a prayer for wisdom, for joy in spite of sorrow, for truth, for a myriad of experiences. It’s a prayer I would love to have prayed over me. I was crying by the time I finished reading it. And the wonder and beauty of the text is emphasized by Charles Vess’ incredible illustrations. It’s neat seeing his work in this sort of context, where there’s no precise story to follow. The pictures are really breathtaking. Highly recommended to all, but I would especially note that Blueberry Girl would be a fantastic gift for expectant parents.


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