Into the Tall, Tall Grass

Into the Tall, Tall Grass

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A girl journeys across her family’s land to save her grandmother’s life.

Yolanda Rodríguez-O’Connell has a secret. All the members of her family have a magical gift—all, that is, except for Yolanda. Still, it’s something she can never talk about, or the townsfolk will call her family brujas—witches. When her grandmother, Wela, falls into an unexplained sleep, Yolanda is scared. Her father is off fighting in a faraway war, her mother died long ago, and Yolanda has isolated herself from her best friend and twin sister. If she loses her grandmother, who will she have left?

When a strange grass emerges in the desert behind their house, Wela miraculously wakes, begging Yolanda to take her to the lone pecan tree left on their land. Determined not to lose her, Yolanda sets out on this journey with her sister, her ex-best friend, and a boy who has a crush on her. But what is the mysterious box that her grandmother needs to find? And how will going to the pecan tree make everything all right?

Title:Into the Tall, Tall Grass
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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    Into the Tall, Tall Grass Reviews

  • Shannon Doleski

    I got to read Ryon's book prepublication, and I am so happy I did. In this middle grade full of magical realism, Yolanda must take her abuela to the pecan tree at the edge of their property to set thi...

  • Loriel Ryon

    Well, this is my book and I've put my heart and and soul into it. So of course I'm rating it a 5! :)...

  • Erin Kelly

    Lovely and imaginative....

  • vanessa

    This will work for so many people, but I think I expected less fantastical/magical realism elements. That’s on me, but I couldn’t get past many of those parts. The bits of story from the main char...

  • Alda

    Got to read it early! And I really enjoyed it! I’m ready for the next adventure. Great Job! ...

  • Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)

    What I Liked:Yolanda – I found so many things about Into the Tall, Tall Grass‘s MC relatable. This twelve year old is bright, opinionated, and struggles to express her feelings. Life hasn’t felt...

  • Raquel Gilliland

    I gave myself a week to read Into the Tall, Tall Grass by Loriel Ryon. And I finished it in two days. It would’ve been just one day, if it weren’t for hosting company, because I did. not. want. to...

  • Kathie

    Thank you to the author and publisher for an eARC of this book.I was drawn to this book because I love to read intergenerational stories, especially those from cultures with which I'm not familiar. Th...

  • Rebecca Balcrcel

    A joy to read, this family story uses a sprinkle of magic to keep the reader guessing what mysteries the strange, desert land holds! Twelve-year-old Yolanda seems ordinary, especially in a family whos...

  • The Bookish Austin

    A beautiful story about heartbreak, grief, loss, sisterhood, and friendship. All wrapped up in some magical realism! <3 ...