Sunday, December 19, 2010

2010 book 294

Isabelle Carmody's The Night Gate
I enjoyed Alyzon Whitestarr so much that I decided to try another book by Carmody--this is apparently the first of a trilogy, and involves a young girl whose mother is in a coma, and she hasn't been allowed to visit. So she runs off with her four dogs and a goat tagging along, but on her way to the hospital, she find a mysterious gateway where a voice tells her she can wake her mother if she goes through. This leads her to a strange, dying land, where she and her companions--who have become mostly-human--go on a quest to find the wizard who created the land, who can perhaps save her mother. There are some nice twists and turns along the way, and I loved her doggy-human hybrid friends. A-.

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