Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Midnight Blue--Pauline Fisk

Very interesting story--once you get to it. I'm afraid most kids wouldn't stick with it long enough. Once it gets going, it's good and makes you want to finish.

Bonnie is living alone with her mom Maybelle for the first time. But it doesn't last long. Her possessive domineering grandmother, Grandbag, soon moves in since they couldn't possibly get along without her. Bonnie escapes her grandmother's tyranny by running away--in a hot-air balloon that takes her to a parallel world. Once there, she finds happiness, battles her demons, and discovers some creepy stuff. Will she go back to her own world? And if she does, what will she find?

It's good, but I'm not sure if it's Top Shelf yet. If kids respond to it, I'd go with it.
Reading: don't know yet
On My Nightstand: tons and tons

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