Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

I bought this because I loved The Lovely Bones (even tho it was scary!), but this was pretty lame.

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

I read this out loud to the boys; it is a good but not exceptional back story to The Arabian Nights. There's some good language, strong female characters, interesting plot twists, and age-appropriate but intriguing explorations of serious issues, but it just didn't rise to excellence. (NB: Be prepared to explain to your kids what "eunuch" and "lover" mean.)

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