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By Singing Light

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.

Currently reading

The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
The Seventh Bride
T. Kingfisher
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
Midnight Thief
Livia Blackburne
The White Hart
Nancy Springer
The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu
Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Jim C. Hines
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Sarah Gristwood

The Different Girl

The Different Girl - Gordon Dahlquist

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.

Source: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/recent-reading-9-27-13/#The Different Girl