MEMBERS REVIEW: 2014 Book Award Winners


As we open submissions for the 2015 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards, we’re still celebrating our 2014 honorees. This year, in addition to our toast at the Texas Book Festival, we’re honoring this year’s winners with a special review written by a Writers’ League member.

Nightingale’s Nest by Nikki Loftin was this year’s winner in the Middle Grade/Young Adult category.

By Nikki Loftin

Published in 2014 by Razorbill.


Reviewed by K.L. Romo.

A twelve-year-old boy who is barely surviving the emotional trauma caused by his little sister’s death. A mistreated ten-year-old foster girl who optimistically waits for the return of her parents. In Nightingale’s Nest, Nikki Loftin tells an enchanting story about tragedy, purpose, and the hopeful belief of a better life to come.

Little John Fischer hates trees – all trees. As he sees it, they were the source of his family’s misfortune…

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