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There are two major things wrong with this book: 1. If you changed the heroine's age to ten years old, you wouldn't have to adjust any of her behavior as written. She literally acts like a hyperactive child, while the hero acts like her indulgent grandfather. He even says so himself, not to mention constantly calling her "my infant" and "my child." Also he's her legal guardian. Then... they get married and kiss and stuff and it's creepy as hell. 2. The Ye Olde Georgian Prose is so goddamn annoying! And so many exclamation marks! 'Pon rep, I can see why people prefer the Regency period! Bah! And one minor thing: I just cannot imagine any way in which a white-wigged, powdered, high-heel wearing, fan-carrying, mincing dude in a purple coat can be sexy.
I read "Truth and Beauty" first, therefore I kept looking for signs of Anne Patchett's take on Lucy. I was surprised she glossed over Iowa, because that seemed like such a big point in A.P.'s book, I guess because that's where they met. I liked this book alot- well-written, not sentimental. A little slow at the start, but once it gets going, bam.
A classic children's book that most girls would enjoy. I was not the typical girl, so Jo really appealed to me as a character.
Devil's Arithmetic was a powerful story told from a young girl's point of view. Hannah is attending her family's passover celebration with much disinterest. She can not understand why the elders in her family are so serious with the various traditions during passover. This year she is chosen to be the family member that must go to the door to see if the prophet Elijah was coming. Instead of Elijah, Hannah is brought back to the time period when WWII is just beginning. Hannah's comfortable life of malls and friends has now turned into a life of nightmares of a young girl named Chaya. Through this journey Hannah learns about the true pain and suffering that her family members had to endure during Hitler's rule. By using rich language mixed with descriptions of true events, Yolen creates a world through Hannah's eyes that shows the horrific experiences of a young Jewish girl. This book would be appropriate for Young Adults due to the content. It is a must read for any high school student interested or needing to read about the Holocaust.