Thursday, June 08, 2006

Wow, that heroine is in my blood...

I've finished Pretties and while I can see that it's not as smooth overall as Uglies, and takes the occasional wrong turn... still, wow! Tally is such an incredible heroine. We put her on the cool girls list, right? Because she absolutely must be in the top ten. So strong, so brave, so fiercely ethical ... she is truly a righteous babe.

Speaking of heroines... I let Evan read Specials before me. Where's my medal?

And also speaking of heroines, MotherReader complains that in Lois Lowry's new Goony Bird book, Goony is too precocious and unbelievable. I haven't read the books, but I thought that was interesting because I have never quite forgiven Lowry for creating a very intelligent, creative heroine--Anatasia Krupnik--and then dumbing her down to a preteen nothing in subsequent books. Perhaps she's now going overboard in the opposite direction.


Blogger MotherReader bligged...

My 4th grade daughter read the new Gooney Bird book after me and she found the Gooney Bird character very annoying in this book. We talked about what the difference was from the first book, and she said that Gooney Bird didn't tell any good stories this time and that she always had to take over everything. It's still new to me to share book opinions with my kid. I have to say, I like it.

BTW, I am reading Specials too. It is on my agenda to finish it this morning. Grocery shopping can wait.

6/09/2006 5:37 AM  
Blogger web bligged...

I'm looking forward to that! My little guy shares some opinions, but they're still a little hard to decipher, aka the scary Amelia Bedlia creampuffs. :-)

6/09/2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger Little Willow bligged...

I loved the early Anastasia books. The Sam books weren't as good, IMHO.

6/10/2006 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous bligged...

Tally is definitely on the Cool Girls list. I put her there myself. She didn't make the top 10 because I did that based on votes, and you have to figure that every single person who voted has read Anne of Green Gable and Harry Potter, but only a few of the people have read the Uglies books so far. But if I count votes from you and from MotherReader (who did get her review up yesterday), she'll start creeping into the top 20.

6/11/2006 2:42 PM  

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