Currently I am Re-Printing 2007 posts.
December 2007: Volume 1
- December 5, 2007: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine–“The novel addresses several specific feminist issues, specifically negotiating and fighting the burden of obedience, the importance of female friendships and, of course, learning to save yourself.” This review would become the meat of my scholarly article about the effectiveness of this book as a feminist text.
- December 12, 2007: Temping Fate by Esther Friesner–“This book gets major points for putting ancient Greek gods (and some other myths from other countries) into a modern setting and preserving their integrity. The gods that we meet in the story are convincing characters and they work perfectly in the modern environment. It’s the first book I have read in a while that can claim as much.“
- December 19, 2007: Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker–“Clementine is used to getting in trouble and spending time with the principal of her school though so she tries to make the best of the situation, which in the fine tradition of children’s literature eventually brings Clementine out on top.“
Check back next week for volume two!