Golden Riders: Part 1 by E.H. Everdene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Golden Riders: Part 1 by E.H. Everdene is a rather sad little story. The main character has the rare disease Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), which means that she suffers from sores all over her body, she cannot be touched and is in constant pain. She has lived her entire life thus far in a children's home, without ever being adopted. But, when her condition gets worse she is transferred to a hospital and seems to be on the brink of death. Several mysterious things start to happen. She starts to time travel a bit, sick children are disappearing and strange lights and sounds penetrate Leah's room. In room 369 in the hospital hangs a magical painting that depicts a Golden Moon. This appears to be the ticket to end all suffering to the children in the hospital. The young patients travel through the magic painting to the other side, where there is no more illness and no more pain. This is the true Golden land, a place where sick kids can overcome their illness and protect the Golden secret. A magical little book that takes on a grave subject, imbuing it with light and possibility.
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