Monday, November 23, 2009
The Two Princesses of Bamarre, by Gail Carson Levine
Meryl and Addie are sisters but very different. Meryl is brave and
bold, she wants to go on quests and kill monsters. Addie is
scared most of the time; scared of bugs, scared of the dark,
scared of getting sick and scared of of losing her sister. But
when her sister falls ill with the Grey Death and only has a short
while to live Addie must try to find enough strength in herself to
look for a cure.
This is a nice teen story about being strong, even when you feel
weak. Levine does as least as good a job on this book as Ella
Enchanted. Some of her stories have issues with the writing or
plot that bug me, but this one was really good. The characters
felt so real and powerful, a contrast to some of hers in other
books that tend to be vague or bland.
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 1:47 PM