Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Maybe because of that, she’s never really fit in. She’s always felt.
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This book is very clean and appropriate for all ages. Aug 23, Morgan F rated it liked it Shelves: Rose convinces a surly Captain to let her board his ship which is destined for a esith port called Njord in Norway.
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It’s a shame, really because the prose was largely fine on a sentence level – the dialogue was inconsistent in voice, but the prose itself worked pretty well for me. Her superstitious mother keeps the unusual circumstances of Rose’s birth a secret, hoping to prevent her adventurous daughter from leaving home Inspired by Your Browsing History.
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Multiple first person POVs always throw me off. The story ends with Rose and Charles getting married and going home to meet with their respective families.
I really enjoyed how the characters evolved over the span of the book. Gy plot reminds me of more classical fantasy that involves epic journeys over several countries over the course of years. Yet, despite this, Rose succeeds because she can sew, because she knows material.
The Troll Queen, for instance, is obsessed with the human prince she finds; so much so that she fakes his death and is punished for her actions by her father. The Search for TK.
It’s true that Rose isn’t the only female voice of the novel. Also by Edith Pattou. Rose learns more about the bear, who finds it exhausting to speak the human tongue.
EAST is not extraordinarily sophisticated in writing style: At long last, a sequel to East, called West! Moreover, I love that the villains of this tale are so ambiguous in their “evil” label. This was a pivotal scene that changed the dynamics between the Captain and Rose. The bear takes Rose to a distant castle, where each night she is confronted with a mystery.
Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! I also love that it is multiple books in one book, though never meant to be a serise. She lives in Columbus, Ohio. The Troll Princess gets to have pattoy say as well. Eighth Grade Bites 1.
Jun 21, Minutes Young Adult. May 29, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 26, Marquise rated it liked it Shelves: I also can’t promise I make sense for the rest of the review because I’m trying to puzzle this out. I’m not familiar with the fairy tale that this is a retelling of so I had nothing to compare it to, which probably worked edkth its favor. If not for the insistence in describing the snowy landscape and throwing in words in the language of the locals, it wouldn’t be that evident it’s in the North.
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Click here to see the rest of this review. It is a long book nearly pages and the changing perspective from chapter to chapter may be a challenge to some younger readers, but its content is perfectly appropriate for a preteen reader.
Proudly powered by WordPress. The narration style didn’t help things. The Dark Days Deceit. Oct 25, Mike rated it did not like it Shelves: Click on a plot link to find similar books! She traveled miles on her own and had to meet many strangers both good and bad but she never considered giving up on her quest.
Rose is such a blank protagonist.
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