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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • uintessence
  • Jess Redman
  • English
  • 17 October 2016
  • 9780374309763

10 thoughts on “uintessence

  1. Gavin Gavin says:

    A truly delightful and heartwarming tale about finding the strength and light inside you Alma moved with her parents to the town of Four Points a town Alma is unfamiliar with and causes her panic attacks to worsen Her parents try their best to help and understand but even Alma can't understand her own anxiety One day she sees something fall from the sky is it a girl? and pretty soon she ends up having to band with three other kids from school to find the four elements and save the starling Starting with the characters it was really nice to see anxiety and panic attacks dealt in such a great way in Alma A lot of her internal struggles and need to keep her pain from her family is definitely relatable and being in a new setting doesn't help It was nice to see her eventually bond with the other three characters she would end up befriending Hugo Shirin and Dustin Their dynamic was very vivid and different to a lot of middle grade books I've read It was nice to see it unfoldThe chapters were very short and made this feel rather fast Once the plot of saving the starling kicked in it definitely went into high gear I did enjoy watching the characters search for the elements and find ways to make sense of what has happened There was so much to enjoy with the setting too I loved the town and the map at the start of the book It really added to the atmosphere with different locations such as a mountain and caves and other little haunts you'd find in a small town Really enjoyed the messages conveyed in this in parallel with the search for elements discovering the strength and light from within


  2. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    uintessenceBy Jess RedmanWow I am not one to be without words but I couldn’t actually speak for a while after I finished this book It could be because I stayed up until three in the morning to finish it but it is because I was blown away by how wonderful this story was I can’t help but think I am so very fortunate to be among the first to experience this delightful gift Jess Redman has crafted a fantasy tale for the ages and I don’t think it’s too much to say that children will be reading this for many years to come Alma has moved from her beloved home a place that was familiar and cozy to a new town Four Points which is hard and cold and NOT home She begins experiencing panic attacks and anxiety related to the move and she retreats into herself and away from her family The way she writes this element of Alma’s life is brilliant As a parent of a child with anxiety and someone who deals with it to a certain extent I can say she TOTALLY nailed itright down to the fumbling response of her worried parents Anyone who has ever dealt with anxiety will see in Alma a kindred spiritThrough a series of mysterious encounters and coincendences Alma finds herself in the school’s Astronomy club with Hugo the uiet gifted student Shirin the popular girl and Dustin the loudmouth bully It soon becomes clear that the mission of this club is than studying the starsthey have to save one and fastI think this book is right up there with The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles Of Narnia for spinning a tale of another world beyond our own and showing readers that the true magic is within us all This is a long book but readers will not be able to put it down I highly and I mean HIGHLY recommend this book for readers from 4th grade on up lovers of fantasy readers with anxiety and anyone who enjoys a fantastical tale of the uintessence in us all


  3. Kathie Kathie says:

    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an eARC of this book5 big stars for my newest heart print read I sat down to read it at just the right time and it deeply touched me with how sensitively the author handled Alma's anxiety As someone who also deal with mental health issues I loved watching Alma's growth and the wonderfully supportive friends and adults who appeared throughout the story many with sage advice that I took to heart The story is filled with magic and yet I was so pleased that it didn't cure or fix Alma but brought together a cast of unlikely characters that had to learn to work together to return a star to its rightful home This book has friendship hope light and wonderful storytelling I highly recommend this story for readers who struggle with anxiety Like The Spinner of Dreams by KA Reynolds and How To Make Friends With The Sea by Tanya Guerrero uintessence is an important book to add to the conversation about mental health


  4. Malayna Evans Malayna Evans says:

    Jess Redman has done it again uintessence is beautifully written loaded with magic and bursting with personality I cheered Alma through every page She deepened my understanding of anxiety while keeping me cheering her determination and kindness Terrific read


  5. Patrick Patrick says:

    Loved loved loved Must read Wow What a story


  6. Moonkiszt Moonkiszt says:

    Jess Redman has come up with an empowering book for middle grade readers Alma who leads the way in this tale has issues Some from within and some have been foisted upon her by a move out of the home she loved and where she was comfortable The new place is ok but it's new and that's not comfortableThis is a tale that describes other problems cropping up in Alma's world panic attacks for one A difficult time making and keeping friends for another In the meantime she's made one of the biggest discoveries of her life and she needs to talk to someone Like magic someone pops upand then there is the friend thinguintessence had me from the first page Very enjoyable and satisfying solutions all around without sacrificing family friends or truth about irregularities in the human condition Alma and the reader are assured those irregularities and uintessences are not mutually exclusive Everyone has something with which they must deal or manage or maneuver And BONUS everyone has their own version of uintessence45 stars rounded up with hope for that which is being soughtA sincere thanks to Jess Redman Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and NetGalley for an ARC to read and review


  7. Amber Amber says:

    Overall I felt seen by the anxiety representation in this work  Additionally I need elemental magic in my life with realistic story as the baseSpoiler Free Review amberinofacewordpresscom20200714 I received an ecopy of this book through Netgalley; however my opinions are my own


  8. Alicia Bayer Alicia Bayer says:

    This is perhaps proof that you can't judge a book by its cover as I'm absolutely in love with this cover My youngest daughter and I have been reading this as a bedtime book for what seems like forever but we've finally just put it aside and started another book While the main character is likeable and the premise is exactly our sort of bedtime material a sad lonely girl sees a star child fall from the sky and must team up with some other misfit children to help the star child it is so slow moving From the description I now know that she suffers from panic attacks but it's written so that we had no idea what her episodes were It was so vague that I wondered if they were anything from seizures to dissociative episodes They were always referred to in a secretive vague sort of way as things that had happened that she was embarrassed about and hiding from her familyThe book is just very long and very very slow moving We're at about 13 and very little has happened yet This could be a great fit for a kids to read on their own especially if they are fast readers It's not working as a read aloud though and we've shelved it at least for nowDigital ARC provided by Net Galley


  9. Katie Reilley Katie Reilley says:

    Thank you to the author and publisher for sharing an ARC with our #bookexpedition group Twelve year old Alma has recently moved to the town of Four Points Since then she’s been having panic attacks though she hides it well from her family She’s homesick and friendless and each passing day has her feeling less and less like her old self One day she visits the town’s old junk shop and finds a special telescope called a uintescope Through its lens she watches a star that looks childlike fall from the sky and into her backyard Alma wants to help the star and with some kids from Astronomy club she sets out on a uest to do soWith themes of friendship and self confidence and topics like alchemy and astronomy this middle grade novel will be a hit with readers when it publishes May 19 2020


  10. Heather Heather says:

    As bright and magical as a falling star uintessence is a beautifully told story that collided with my heart and set it aglow


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uintessence[PDF / Epub] ☄ uintessence By Jess Redman – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Three months ago twelve year old Alma moved to the town of Four Points Her panic attacks started a week later and they haven’t stopped—even though she told her parents that they did Every day she Three months ago twelve year old Alma moved to the town of Four Points Her panic attacks started a week later and they haven’t stopped—even though she told her parents that they did Every day she feels less and less like herself Then Alma meets the ShopKeeper in the town's junk shop The Fifth Point The ShopKeeper gives her a telescope and this message​Find the ElementsGrow the Light Save the Starling​That night Alma watches as a star—a star that looks like a child—falls from the sky and into her backyard Alma knows what it’s like to be lost and afraid to long for home and with the help of some unlikely new friends from the Astronomy Club she sets out on a uest that will take a little bit of astronomy a little bit of alchemy and her whole self uintessence is a stunning story of friendship self discovery interconnectedness and the inexplicable elements that make you you.


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