by Donna Jo Napoli

such a good book – read it in one sitting, until the very end, when i got up and started pacing in circles, willing myself to read faster and faster, but not wanting it to end. i really enjoy all of napoli’s books (except the venice ones, don’t know why) and this one was no exception – it wasn’t as good as spinners or zel (those still tu at my heart, sigh) but it was good in a way only contemporary novels can be.

alvin is such a likeable boy and his uncanny luck borders, at times, on pure magic, i love that. but what really makes this book shine is the amount of detail the author weaves in, the depth and complexity of the characters doesn’t hurt too much either ;)

can’t wait to read more of her books!

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