Thumbs up for Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. Literature.
This is what I call a “bath book” – a book of 200 pages or less that I can read over the length of one (very long) bath. And a most delightful bath book it is. It is a novel in letters (I won’t be poncy and call it “epistolary”), mostly sent between two teenage cousins who live on opposite sides of the hyper-literate island nation Nollop, which floats off the coast of the southern US. Most likely Nollop is a charming place to live, but the problem is, the local council of elders has gone bonkers and is outlawing the use of certain letters,one by one…. [view the rest of the review on Emma’s blog]
Both Emma and Kyrsten loved this! And the sequel, Insurgent, is equally good!
Here’s Emma’s review:
Thumbs up for Divergent by Veronica Roth. Young adult science fiction.
Should we encourage the authors of Hunger Games knockoffs who write stories about underestimated, scrappy heroines who overcome intense personal danger, fight against a corrupt dystopian society, and find love with a hot boy? Well…if they’re Veronica Roth, we should. I couldn’t put Divergent down…. [view the rest of the review on Emma’s blog]
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