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Wanda Seasongood and the mostly True Secret by author Susan Lurie

Wanda Seasongood and the
mostly True Secret

Release date: February 11, 2020

On Wanda Seasongood’s eleventh birthday, an absentminded bluebird crashes into her bedroom window. His name is Voltaire, and he can talk—and he tells her that he knows a secret that will change her life forever. If only he could remember it….

Wanda Seasongood is thoughtful and kind, but her parents treat her terribly. Her brother, Zane, is a disgusting beast of a boy, but they blame Wanda for all his horrible deeds. It simply doesn’t make sense. That’s why Wanda is convinced that this can’t be her true family. So it’s off to the Scary Wood with Voltaire, where he says the secret of her life is hidden. But what about that frightening voice in the forest that keeps calling her name…and the blinking black eyes that are following her? Wanda must summon all her courage as she searches for the truth. But is Voltaire leading her to the answers she seeks—or straight into a trap?

Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret is a story about the courage to change things, trust, and friendship, with laughed-filled surprises and twists and turns on every page.

Praise for Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret

Readers will find it hard to put this book down once they start reading and will be excited to find out what’s next for Wanda and Voltaire.”
– School Library Journal

Wanda is by turns charmingly flabbergasted and persistently practical but ever well meaning; readers are sure to root for her along the journey.”
– Kirkus

Readers will revel in the fantastical creatures and supernatural elements while cheering for Wanda and her avian sidekick.”
– Booklist

Lurie spins a tale with satisfying twists and turns to keep the reader wondering who, if anyone, can be trusted in this fantastical adventure.”

I liked the story because it was breathtaking and you don’t know what’s going to come next. That is why it is a good book and a fun one.
– Adro, age 7, Belmont Books Review

In her amazing journey through the Scary Wood, Wanda Seasongood has faded to smoke, nearly been drowned, torn limb from limb, turned into a squid, and almost exploded. And that’s just the BEGINNING! Come along with her on an adventure you’ll never forget. Twists and surprises and LAUGHS at every turn!”
– R.L. Stine, author of GOOSEBUMPS

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