(Willow Falls: Bk. 5). 5 CDs. 5:25 hrs. Scholastic Audiobooks. 2015. $34.99. ISBN 9780545838887.
Gr 4–7—Fifth grade Grace narrates another magical vortex story, with intermittent contributions from protectors Team Grace. Angelina D'Angelo has moved away after losing her powers. Grace, who had combined her vortex-bestowed gifts with Angelina to cure a friend's dad, now has only partial use of her magic, although her abilities are portrayed inconsistently. Angelina sends cryptic postcard messages, and ominous town happenings presage a cataclysm, which Grace must determine how to combat. Apart from the magical action are the somewhat contrived pairings of the young people into three couples. The story ends with futuristic vignettes of each character's adult life. Kathleen McInerney's effective reading facilitates visualization of every scene. Those new to the series will want to explore the earlier titles first.
VERDICT For middle grade libraries where the "Willow Falls" series is popular.

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