Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Roger Sutton Reviews "The Spell Book of Listen Taylor" by Jaclyn Moriarty

And in the process says much of what I thought when I read it, albeit much more eloquently. I loved this book, but I really didn't the teen appeal.

"This is grown-up stuff. It’s not that teenage readers should be forbidden it, just that they’re unlikely to be interested. They will almost certainly be sympathetic to Listen’s problems, which do not involve romance but rather the situation of entering a new school and finding that your old friends want to leave you behind: “It’s just that we all agreed on this, O.K.? It’s no offense at all.” Oh, sure."

Read the New York Times Review. (link found via Read Roger)

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