Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Battle of the Sun

Gut Symmetries (1998)—1 of 3 copies
Oranges are not the Only Fruit (1997)—1 of 2 copies
Tanglewreck (2006)
By Jeanette Winterson
Weight: 2 lbs and 10 oz
Method of Disposal: Two adult books have been given to my friend, Tracy, and Tanglewreck will be donated.

I just finished reading Jeanette Winterson’s The Battle of the sun. It was her second young adult novel. The main character from Tanglewreck also stars in this book. It was okay, but I do miss her adult novels so much. I think that is where she thrives, where she does her best. In young adult books she seems just inches away from all the magic. She has wonderful ideas and great characters, but she cannot fully bring them to life. It seems like there is a lot of action packed into one book, but the moments of action are so rushed and brief that we can hardly believe or buy into them.

I do love me some Winterson though. It is going to be a long while before I can let go of her books. I am just not ready yet. Hence the reason I am only getting rid of copies here and Tanglewreck, which is obviously not my favorite. Luckily, even though she has not published a book for us older kids in a minute, she does have a well-kept website. Maybe I will just go spend some time there.

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