Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Ophelia and the Marvelous BoyOphelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

KK's mom here, my daughter and I read this together and neither one of us really liked it. It's a Did Not Finish (DNF) for us both.

That being said, a lot of what I didn't care for was the author's voice.

My daughter was bored with it. She didn't want to read it after the first chapter. So I started to read to her, which we do every night after silent reading. Even that didn't entice her. Since neither of us enjoyed it, we decided to move on.

I'd like to say she's too young for this book, but she's enjoyed Julie Kagawa's Winter's Passage which is for an older audience. I'm not really sure why this didn't work for her, unless like me, the writing and author's voice didn't work for her.

In fact, she actually didn't feel comfortable writing a less-than-favorable review, which is why I am.

***ARC courtesy of Random House Children's via netgalley

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