Rosetown is a sweet story about friendship, companionship and belonging. When I began the book, I was waiting for some sort of conflict, but none eventuated. Nevertheless, it’s still an engaging story about Flora Smallwood who has just started year four at school. Flora’s parents have recently separated and her dog died, so she is feeling unsure of herself. There is a new student at school, Yury, who is also lacking in confidence and Flora soon strikes up a friendship with him.

Together Flora, Yury and another friend Nessy, who is a year younger, explore various activities. These include puppy training, piano playing, scrabble club and their shared love of reading books. They discover activities they enjoy, activities that are challenging and some they don’t like. Through the process, they learn more about themselves and each other. They also learn the value of friendship and the importance of belonging.

The book ends very happily and completes Flora’s year on a high note.

Overall a pleasant read.

Thanks to Christian School Supplier for providing a free book for review