Marie-Grace Gardner has just
arrived in New Orleans, and she hopes she never has to move again. The lively
city is unlike any other place Marie-Grace has lived. When she meets
Mademoiselle Oceane, a talented opera singer, Marie-Grace longs to take lessons.
She loves to sing, and she would like to get to know Cecile Rey, the confident
girl who is Mademoiselle's student. But Marie-Grace is shy, and starting school
reminds her how hard it is to make friends and fit in. Can an unexpected
adventure help her feel as if she belongs in New Orleans?
Meet Marie-Grace begins when Marie-Grace and her father move
to New Orleans. She has lost her mother and brother, and now must have a new
life here. She finds it difficult to make friends with some of the people she
goes to school with, and she gets more and more lonely with her father working
more and more. She must do everything
she can to try to make it work here because she no longer wishes to have to
move around so much.
This book had an interesting story and a very interesting
little girl, but that’s about it. I didn’t really feel very much emotion from
it, and I didn’t feel very connected to anything. It was a nice book to pass
the time with, but I never really got into it that much.
I wouldn’t mind reading more about this girl and her friend,
but I hope they are more interesting than this one. I still liked it, since I
will read more, but I was expecting a little more from this one.