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May 20, 2015

Some things could only be found in Sid­well, it seemed: pink apples, black owls, and my broth­er, James.”

Twelve-year-old Twig’s town in the Berk­shires is said to hide a winged beast, the Mon­ster of Sid­well, and the rumors draw as many tourists as the town’s famed pink apple orchards. Twig lives in the orchard with her mys­te­ri­ous broth­er James and her reclu­sive moth­er, a bak­er of irre­sistible apple pies. Because of a fam­i­ly secret, an ancient curse, Twig has had to iso­late her­self from oth­er kids. Then a fam­i­ly with two girls, Julia and Agate, moves into the cot­tage next door. They are descen­dants of the witch who put the spell on Twig’s fam­i­ly. But Julia turns out to be Twig’s first true friend, and her ally in try­ing to undo the curse and smooth the path to true love for Agate and James.

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