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.