Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 7) for Reader Views (1/12)
“Steel Magnolia” is about a flower that grows and then dies. Even though they water it and give it a big pot so there is lots of room, it still dies. Even though they let the flower see sunlight it still dies. It needs more room to be free and to grow.
My mom told me that the book also means that people need to be given the same thing. They need to be able to do things on their own. I think that is a good thing to learn.
I think the pictures in “Steel Magnolia” were colored with a crayon. It says on the back of the book that the author’s daughter was the one who did the pictures in it. That is kind of cool.