Book Reviews

Clair-de-Lune by Cassandra Golds

April 15, 2006 7:11 pm By Leave your thoughts

Contemporary young adult books have become burdened by requirements and expectations no one book can hope to meet. Unless the book is Clair-de-Lune, Cassandra Gold’s remarkable fairy tale about a young, mute ballerina who must learn to face her deepest fears in order to understand the importance of love. Gold manages to not only spin a wholly original tale but to do so in language by turns melodious and downright funny – sometimes both at the same time.

Once Upon a Day by Lisa Tucker

April 11, 2006 7:11 pm By Leave your thoughts

Twenty-three year old Dorothea O’Brien is on a quest to find her older brother, who left the ‘Sanctuary’ where they had lived with their father since early childhood. Sheltered her entire life from the modern world, she is ill-equipped to deal with the challenges facing her. In a twist of fate, she meets Stephen, a cabdriver who has retreated from the world as well, unable to overcome his own loss. Together they will trace the path of Dorothea’s past, uncovering long-held secrets and discovering themselves in the process.