Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 book 74

A.S. King's The Dust of 100 Dogs
King's first YA novel (I've read her more recent two) was weirdly high-concept--a lady pirate in the 1600s is cursed to live as 100 dogs, before she's finally reincarnated into a human girl. Now that human girl is determined to reclaim her buried treasure (which is slightly less interesting than the flashbacks to her pirate life). This book was kind of hard to read b/c a rich villainous dude is constantly beating his dog, and cruelty to animals automatically knocks a book down, grade-wise. So, B/B-.

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