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THE CABINET OF WONDERS by Maire Rutkoski

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The Cabinet of Wonders starts off with a gruesome scene in the prologue, but the rest of the book is full of vim and vigor, with a determinedly bright outlook. These adjectives describe the protagonist, Petra, equally well.

Spunky, unconventional girls are all over kidlit these days. None of them think of themselves as pretty, although most of them are dropdead gorgeous and they just don't know the effect they have ton people. Many have to undertake grim tasks, risk their lives and everything they treasure to achieve a seemingly impossible goal. Many of them have boy best friends who may turn into romantic interests. These heroines act with great courage and make decisions out of classic values such as honor and justice.

So why is it that Petra's story doesn't feel trite or commonplace?

The rest of the review is here: http://yatyeechong.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-review-cybils-finalist-cabinet-of.html

Bottom line: excellent book. Read it.
#1 - March 31, 2009, 08:50 AM

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