Book Review #526
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by David Small
Rating: four stars (out of four)
Amazing! This was my first thought when I finished this book. I had a grin spread across my face and I was almost jumping for joy. I loved this book That Much! I loved the language of this novel, the words that were featured and used were so descriptive and thoughtful. Several times while reading this book I would marvel at a sentence or paragraph and wonder how the author had ever contrived such lovely wording. The plot was unpredictable, suspenseful, sweet, and endearing. I fell in love with the characters and was on the edge of my seat to see what would happen next. The ending almost gave me a heart attack. The author ended a chapter on such a thrilling and horrifying thought that I might have gasped out loud. But don't worry - everything worked out in the end. There were elements of joy and sadness mingled throughout this story. I also enjoyed the illustrations, they were great. If you have not read this book, I insist that you check it out at your earliest convenience! I'd totally recommend.