Morse Pond Review: I Lived on Butterfly Hill

I Lived on Butterfly HillI Lived on Butterfly Hill

Marjorie Agosin

Atheneum Books for Young Readers


Available now

I Lived On Butterfly Hill is a heart-warming story about a girl who finds herself when things get rough. It is a well-written novel starring Celeste Marconi, an 11-year-old girl who lives in Chile. She always daydreamed on the roof and wanted to be a writer. Suddenly, small changes begin- missing classmates, strange boats in the harbor, and more. Her life suddenly changes drastically when she and her parents are forced apart by the dictatorship. Will her family ever be the same again?

Our favorite part is when they eat sopapillas in the rain, and also when Celeste and her friend Cristobal dance together.

~ Emily and Madeline, age 12

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