Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles by Shari Green is a novel-in-verse about Bailey, and eleven-year-old girl who believes in miracles. Her parents are separating and Bailey wants nothing more for them to get back together. While her parents are in marriage counseling camp, Bailey and her brother stay with their grandmother. Here Bailey discovers all sorts of unbelievable things and creatures, and learns not only that miracles do exists, but she learns what she is made of.
This is a beautiful and whimsical story that takes you on a magical journey where Bailey finds herself. This is a great story for children ages 8 and up and can be especially appealing to children who’s parents are separating or have already separated. It is also a great story for those that believe in miracles and mermaids. Not to mention this book is written in free verse, showing how poetry can tell incredible stories.