The Ice Queen

[written 04/29/06]

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  by Alice Hoffman
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  one of my favorite authors of all time &#8211; and the story here, especially the writing, is no exception. in general, i think hoffman&#8217;s stories just wash over you like a thing of nature, sometimes a storm, a gentle rain, bright sunlight, or with the speediness of dusk. either way, you just have to sit back and let it happen. what an inspiring writer.
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  you also happen to learn quite a lot about lightening in this book and especially about the effects it can have on those it hits but doesn&#8217;t outright kill. just the kind of fascinating information a girl like me enjoys. kinda scary, but true.
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