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Cover Love: Yes! I love fall and this cover has wonderful colors and a great fall feeling to it.
Why I Wanted To Read This:
Really, just because of the cover. I LOVE the cover.
Synopsis from Good Reads:
Lu Zimmer's best friend moved away last summer. Salman Page is the new kid in school. Blos Pease takes everything literally. Three kids who are on the fringe of the middle school social order find each other and warily begin to bond, but suddenly things start going wrong. Salman becomes the object of the school bully's torment, and Lu's pregnant mother has some unexpected complications. Is something conspiring against them?In fact, through no fault of their own, Salman and Lu have become pawns in a game of jealous one-upmanship between Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of Faery, with the mischievous Puck trying to keep the peace.Taken from Titania's mention of a foundling in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, A. C. E. Bauer spins an original tale about magical intervention in the least magical of settings: a public middle school.
I Kept Reading Because: I wanted to know the secret of Salman and I really liked how the characters were written. It kept my interest!
Romance?: A smidge of a start of one, but mostly just a good friendship.
What I Liked (& Didn't):
This is actually a book where chapters told from different points of view really worked. In fact, I loved how Blos was written. The ones about him were my favorite chapters. I was very impressed with how the author wrote Blos.
I know the author wrote this using A Midsummer Night's Dream as an inspiration, but I didn't find the Puck and Faery connection that necessary. It didn't really detract from the story, but I just didn't feel it added a lot. Others may feel differently about this, however.
I liked the ending!
To Sum Up:
This was an easy enjoyable read, with a touch of supernatural that many middle grade readers will enjoy. With the variety of main characters most readers will identify with one of them.
Book checked out from public library.