Thursday, May 8, 2008

Book Review #61
Greenwitch by Susan Cooper
Rating: two stars (out of four)

Simon, Jane and Barney are on vacation with their Great Uncle Merry again, only this time they don't have their Uncle all to themselves.  There is a new arrival, a boy named Will Stanton.  Simon and Barney are annoyed at having to share their vacation with this new boy, but Jane wonders if maybe there is more then meets the eye with Will Stanton.

I liked this book considerably more then the first two books.  I'm not sure if it is because it seemed like Jane had a more significant role, or because all the characters from the first two books are finally together.  I thought the story of the Greenwitch was very interesting and enjoyed seeing how it all unfolded, especially how much it relied on Jane's part.  I also liked the interaction between the four characters, Simon, Jane, Barney, and Will.  Overall I thought this was a fairly interesting story, if not a little dull in some places, but a pretty good fantasy book for juvenile readers.

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