Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010 book 74

Sarah Addison Allen's The Girl who Chased the Moon
I'm constantly amazed by the number of book titles that start with "The girl who". Anyway, this one is about a girl who, after her mother's death, goes to live with her grandfather in small-town North Carolina. Only the small town has a touch of magic--like a room whose wallpaper always changes, and mysterious lights in the woods. The girl learns about her mother's past and befriends the cake baker next door, a woman who was once a troubled classmate of her mother's. The story occasionally veers over the line into heartwarming/cheesy but I didn't mind. Definitely recommended. A-.

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