author: Libba Bray
average rating: 3.65
book published: 2009
read at: 2010/04/29
date added: 2010/04/30
shelves: fiction, kid-lit
I loved this book — great narrative voice in a genuinely weird and delightful story. I kept thinking of Pilgrim’s Progress as filtered through reading about it in Little Women; there was a odd sort of allegorical thing going on all the way through.
But damn you, Jackie, for recommending this! The ending kicked my ass, even though I knew it was coming, getting to the end without any sort of conventional happy ending was almost too much to bear. I had to go spend a little time in the sun to keep from weeping like a crazy person.
Recommended? I don’t know. Bray is a fantastic writer, which is both a plus (enjoyable to read) and a minus (able to hit harder). Your call, really.