"A total eclipse is a once in a lifetime thing."
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT by Claire Swindarski seemed like a natural for me to like. It is set in the fictional town of Moose Junction, Wisconsin, a small tourist town made more popular because it is the perfect viewing spot for an upcoming total solar eclipse.
In the days leading up to the big event, the renowned scientist Dr. Leo Lacamoire comes to town and enlists the help of 12-year-old Abby.
Oh, and central to the story is a small local library that Abby loves. This library has one employee, Harriet, and her budget only allows her to purchase 10 books a year. As a librarian and lifelong lover of these magical places, this book was a win for me.
Secrets are revealed, sisters are bonded, and there are tons of delightful space metaphors.
The author is a Wisconsin native and a true friend to the libraries who presented at the 2020 Fox Cities Book Festival.
This book was a win for me.