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Entries from Jun 2011

Madeleine L’Engle : A Swiftly Tilting Planet

26 Jun 2011 · 1 Comment

I was sorely disappointed by A Swiftly Tilting Planet when I first read it; I’m pretty sure I only read it once before. It may be worth mentioning that I first encountered this novel when my head was full of Tolkein and Star Wars — and it’s not exactly crammed with action-adventure teenage boy appeal. [...]

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Tags: e-author · fantasy · l-author · s-title

Madeleine L’Engle : A Wind in the Door

19 Jun 2011 · No Comments

As a kid, I distinctly remember thinking that A Wind in the Door was even better than A Wrinkle in Time.
I think this was mostly because of Proginoskes, an unusual and seriously awesome character.
But it’s not possible for me to sustain my former opinion of the novels’ relative merit this time around. The events in [...]

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Tags: e-author · fantasy · l-author · w-title · young adult

Madeleine L’Engle : A Wrinkle in Time

18 Jun 2011 · No Comments

Rebecca Steadman’s When You Reach Me impelled me to renew my affaire de coeur with A Wrinkle in Time. I read things with a different sort of eye than I did when I was, y’know, twelve, and some things stood out for me this time that didn’t before.

Yowza, one of my all-time favorite novels starts [...]

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Tags: e-author · fantasy · l-author · w-title · young adult

Rebecca Steadman : When You Reach Me

12 Jun 2011 · No Comments

When You Reach Me is about Miranda’s efforts to solve some puzzles growing up in late 70’s New York city. One set of puzzles is about mysterious notes; another set is about navigating early adolescence, and the largest set of puzzles is about why people act they way they do toward one another.
It’s also a [...]

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Tags: s-author · w-title · young adult

Courtney Milan : Proof by Seduction

06 Jun 2011 · No Comments

I was a little slow to warm to Proof by Seduction, mostly because of a familiar complaint with historical fiction: the characters seemed more like 21st-century people than 19th-century people. They pay lip service to the strictures of class and breeding, but they’re fundamentally not as beholden to them as Georgette Heyer’s characters, let alone [...]

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Tags: historical · m-author · p-title · romance

Diana Peterfreund : Tap & Gown

05 Jun 2011 · No Comments

How much have I been enjoying Peterfreund’s “Secret Society Girl” novels? Not only enough that I bought the concluding volume as soon as it was released, but enough that I didn’t read Tap & Gown until now – because I didn’t want to stop having the last book in the series left to look forward [...]

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Tags: p-author · t-title · young adult