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28 Aug 2010 Joni Sensel’s Reality Leak

I love quirky novels.  I’ve read everything Polly Horvath has written, and Ingrid Law’s Newbery Honor Book,  Savvy, is a treasure.  With Reality Leak, not only has Joni Sensel taken her place with the queens of quirk, but she makes it seem so plausible.  I bought every word.

Imagine seeing things you can’t possibly believe.  Imagine that someone else confirms the unbelievable.  The two of you form a team to investigate the impossible.  That’s the bare bones of this charming adventure.

I predict middle-grade boys will be passing Reality Leak around like they did a certain diary of a certain kid that made the rounds in my fourth-grade classroom (and the classroom next door).  All it takes is for a teacher to talk it up to the first boy.  The lucky readers will do the rest.

13 Aug 2010 Passionate about Good Stories
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I’m excitable. I can talk for hours about my chickens, my garden, and good books for children and young adults. That makes a blog a good idea for me; you can listen if you like.

At least once a month I will post a book review. If I review it, either I love it or it is somehow noteworthy. No unpleasantness here!

Check in soon to see my latest review. Hint: the author is Joni Sensel. If you love good science fiction and fantasy as much as I do, you’re going to love this author. Talk to you soon.