Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Author:  Claire Vanderpool
Genre:  YA Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2010
Personal Rating:  DNF #3
Format:  Audiobook

Eek!  This is a Newbery winner, and I have abandoned it!  So sad.  :(  It was time to move on when I began CD 3 of 7 and realized while I liked the main character, I wasn't enjoying the storyline.


  1. Sometimes the Newbery's just aren't that wonderful! But I have had high hopes for this one. Maybe I will just read it and not listen to it???

    1. Staci ~ Honestly, you will probably like it. I think this is the case of the reader, not the writer. There's a "diviner" in the story, and I'm not a fan - no matter how they are used to move the plot along. As for the audio, I wasn't keen on her either, so maybe reading it would be best.

  2. Yikes! Sorry you didn't like this one. It's the first Newbery winner I've liked in a few years. I'd think this one would be "hard" to listen to though with the newsletters, letters, flashbacks, etc.

    Ah well ... you didn't like this year's winner either, if I recall. Those Newberys are tricky things. I've hated a few modern ones that the majority seemed to love. Go figure ...

    1. Nicola ~ So far this year, my reading life hasn't been all that stellar, so I really need to put books down that I'm not enjoying and use my time wisely. I've had way too many books below a 3 (just okay) and that is not okay.


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