Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carman

Title: The Dark Hills Divide: The Land Of Elyon

Author: Patrick Carman

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: Alexa's physical features and natural tendencies placed along side her social connections make her the only person who can stop the invasion into her summer home.

The Take-Away: A really good book for YA fantasy, especially as Alexa is a strong character with unusual traits. She small in stature. She's female. She's prone to making trouble. All these add up to the perfect solution for assisting those outside the walls that suround her town.

This is the first in a series, but I'm not sure I'm going to read the next ones. It was well written, funny, witty and has a great character, but it's really meant for a pre-teen girl. If I were still teaching or looking to branch into that genre, this would be an excellent role model.

Recommendation: Read it and discuss with an interested pre-teen.

Other books read in March

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