Angel Creek was a short, sweet, middle-grade novel about the consequences of taking things from where they belong that perfectly encapsulates the innocence of childhood.
The spare prose easily evoked the young voice of our main character, Jelly. The setting was vividly described and atmospheric -- completely realistic. Our characters weren't all fleshed out and didn't have too much depth, but their motivations were easily understood.
Beyond that, I don't have much to say about this book. This is my usual issue with middle-grade books -- as interesting as other parts of the story may be, the young narrator that I couldn't relate to stopped me from fully appreciating them.
So while Angel Creek was a definitely sweet novel, younger readers (or just readers with 'younger' tastes) than I would probably enjoy it more. I had trouble connecting with such young characters.
I give Angel Creek a 3 out of 5.