Monday, April 5, 2010
It seems it has been a very long time since I last posted a book review. I have gotten so into highlighting illustrators, writing opinions, and conducting interviews that I have had little time to post reviews. I am still reading though, so the reviews are coming. I'll get things started with a short one.
“Scones and Sensibility”
By Lindsay Eland
For Ages 8 – 14
"Scones and Sensibility," is a break from the average fantasy oriented teen fare. With allusions to "Pride and Prejudice" this airy novel is a great summer read about love and freindship. Rated 4 (humor, friendship, no fantasy creatures)
Tired of vampires, pixies, and werewolves? You’ll find none of that in this delightful tale of friendship and matchmaking. Enamored with Jane Austen’s heroic Elizabeth Bennett, from “Pride and Prejudice,” young Polly Madassa tries to live her life as a close as she can to the refined and ladylike manners of her 19th century heroines. This also puts her very out of touch with the modern world around her. While working in her parents bakery Polly decides it is her calling to encourage love to bloom throughout her sleepy little New England town. Nothing ever works out so easily, but that also adds to the fun. Be sure to have a pastry in hand before you begin reading, "Scones and Sensibility" will make you hungry. This light and airy novel will be a fun summer read for girls looking for something without blood, battles and the end of the world.