The White Giraffe
by Lauren St. John
Summary: Martine's life is devastated when her beloved parents are killed in a fire, and she is sent to live with her only relative, a grandmother she has never known who runs a wildlife preserve in Africa. Her grandmother is cold and distant, but Martine finds comfort in the beautiful landscape and the fascinating African animals. There are rumors that a rare, elusive white giraffe lives on the perserve, and Martine is determined to discover the truth.
Thoughts: I was drawn to this story because of the African setting and animals. I really enjoyed it. I liked how Martine withstood her grief and found her way in a new world. I look forward to seeing how this translates into a film and also can hardly wait to visit Africa someday!