Why did I love this book?
of people with personal connections to times long gone and places far away
always fascinate me. In this novel,
13-year-old Willow begins experiencing strange visions that lead her to believe
that she led a former life in ancient Egypt. I love how the author doesn’t shy away from sensitive
subjects like religion and terminal illness, but handles them with sensitivity (Willow’s best friend is a fundamentalist
Christian who does not approve of the idea of past lives, and Willow’s sister
is gravely ill). Still, the main focus of
the story is Willow’s research into the possibility of reincarnation, and I
found it captivating.