Note from Elena Reads: My friend Kadin G., age 11, read The Sweetest Sound. Here is his review:
I read a book called The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston. The book is about a girl named Candace learning to to let go of her fears and share her gift with the world.
I liked this book because Candace learned to overcome her extreme shyness and face the world on television. She hated being the center of attention and that she was nicknamed Mouse by her mom because she was so shy.
Eventually she was nearly forced to face the world on stage when she accidentally released a video of herself singing and gained a lot of attention. At first she tried to hide behind her close friends identity because the video did not reveal her face. Eventually she decided to be brave and admit to her audience that it was actually her singing. I think a key message is own your talents.
I would recommend this book for ages 9-12. I will give it a rating of 3 out of 4 roses and a thumbs up.