Delilah Dusticle is the first in a new series for young readers. It was a delightful read with positive messages such as everyone having a talent and things happening for a reason. I would recommend it for readers ages 9-12.
Delilah Dusticle has a very special talent. She can rid the dust from anywhere. (I would certainly employ her skills! ;) When she's 16, she goes to work for the Fenchurch-Whittington family and quickly becomes unexpendable. However, certain events occur that so deeply sadden Delilah, she loses her gift. And she is let go.
After several dust-laden years, Delilah happens upon a young woman and her son at the park. They develop of friendship and Delilah, happy once more, regains her gift. Also through the friendship, they begin to understand they each have special talents. And no matter how trivial said talent may seem, if you embrace it, that talent can be put to good use.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was heartwarming. I plan to share it with my 12 year old and I look forward to the next adventure for the Dustbusters.