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!