5.07.2012

On My Nightstand...

...you will find:

  

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder by Shamni Flint

What are YOU reading?

{In Review}



The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton
If you're looking for the next big children's novel, this is not it. It pains me to say that as I really wanted to like this story, but although Trafton had some promising ideas, it felt like she published the rough draft before she had time to develop the plot line. It some ways, it seemed as if I was reading a poor copy of two of my favorite books,The Phantom Tollbooth (with all the attempts at play-on words) and The Search for Delicious (with the impending doom). About mid-way through, my hopes began to rise as it appeared that Trafton had finally found her stride, but the sadly abrupt ending with no real point left me feeling decidedly underwhelmed. All in all, I would advise that you skip this one, though if your children want to bring it home from the library, it wouldn't be a total loss. Keep trying, Ms. Trafton. (And my apologies to those who know her and loved this book - you know who you are)

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