Reviews written by Michelle Barker

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September 12, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
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Loved Crispin

My son and I have been on a bit of an Avi kick lately. So far, Crispin has been my favourite. This book has a rich medieval setting and a compelling plot: Crispin is being hunted for reasons he does not understand, and the tension Avi creates around this is...

September 04, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Not Quite As Good As The First One

Maybe my expectations were too high for this book. A Wizard of Earthsea would be a hard act to follow. Le Guin's language is elegant and spare as always, but this book took a long time to get going. Some fabulous symbolism in the underground labyrinth, as well...

September 04, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Kids Fiction
Thoroughly Charming!

My kids and I have read this book many times and I love it every time. DiCamillo does an excellent job of capturing the young voice of India Opal, and who couldn't fall in love with this mess of a dog? I especially appreciated the author's honesty in dealing with...

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