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Isabella has commented on (4) products.

Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

Isabella, November 29, 2012

Wildwood was almost like a classic fairytale adventure...set in Portland. Which makes it not-so-classic after all. Original, unique, dark and light at the same time, it reminded me of the worlds and characters I used to dream up. I loved visiting that land again through Meloy's story. It also had that 'Portland' feel to it that made it so fresh and fun to read. The illustrations really led me through the mysterious land of the Impassable Wilderness. I really felt like I was there among the bandits, or in the coyote caves, or exploring the magical world of Wildwood with Curtis and Prue. Not only for middle readers at all, it's a story I'll come back to again and again.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief

Isabella, November 29, 2012

This was an incredible book - one of those that you never want to end. It's one of those that spoiled all the 'average' YA fiction for me. The characters of Lisel Meminger and Max Vandenburg came alive, and their story was touching and beautifully written. Death's point of view was definitely very effective in telling the bittersweet tale. Fantastic. Loved it.
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi

Isabella, November 26, 2012

I started this book thinking it was going to be another survival story, only with a tiger thrown in. I was so wrong. Yann Martel's story was amazingly written and made me feel like I was there on the lifeboat experiencing the character's thoughts and feelings. The situations and settings that Pi found himself in were both beautiful and brutally horrific at once. And then there was the ending.... Fantastic.
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Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin

Isabella, May 17, 2012

Ursula le Guin's 'Voices' was a deep story about how the passion of a defeated people was aroused by the power of words and forgotten tales. I would highly recommend reading it - this was one book that I could not put down. I especially love how it made me think about the lessons and themes behind the story as I read. When the storyteller Orrec Caspro spoke to the people of Ansul, inspiring them to rise up against their enemies, it was like I was there with them, listening. It literally sent chills down my spine. This book was truly amazing.
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