Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
This is a pretty impressive book in a lot of ways. I loved the presence of voice and setting–I felt like I was living in Veronika’s head. And I loved the little details that contributed to the overall sense of something being different. I did think that the ending passed over the practical in favor of the cathartic, which made it harder for me to believe in the resolution. There’s a discussion about this one at the Printz Blog with some interesting comments.