Dennis Van Der Heijden Van Der Heijden itibaren Jubones, Ekvador
Bu kitabın en güzel anısı işten eve dönerken trende okuduğum gündü. Bir adam trene bindi ve yanıma oturdu. "Dostlar Nasıl Kazanılır ve İnsanları Etkiler" yazıyordu. Bazen gezegenler hizalanır.
Terrible cover, pretty good book about a family with supernatural powers and the trouble that causes in getting along in their very small town. Millicent has been homeschooled all her life, and I would find her earnestness and naivite unrealistic, but she's just like other homeschooled teens that I have met. Liked the characters and the sense of impending disaster, but it was a bit too earnest for me.
It's not as sophisticated as some other YA fantasy books I could name, and the build-up was really slow. That said, it was a thoroughly enjoyable read. I zoomed through the last third and the final twenty-five pages are sterling. The world is fascinating; the characters are varied, believable, and well-rounded; and I love both the spins on mythology and how it rewards you for knowing the stories already. The emotional center is strong, grounding the story. I'm assured that the rest of the series is better, and if that is so I have a lot to look forward to because this was solid. I definitely recommend it to YA fantasy fans. It would probably be a good one to read with kids.
One of the best accounts of the first Gulf War and the liberation of Kuwait. Anyone wanting to understand the second Gulf War should read this book.
Wonderful, classic southern book. (That reminded me a lot of who and where I came from.)