Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Book Review #1000
The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
Rating: one star (out of four)
I'm not really sure why this book won the Newbery Medal. It had an interesting concept but I didn't feel like the story or characters were fully fleshed out. I wanted more depth to the story. Instead of having it center around one particular event I think I would have wanted it to include several years. I was disappointed with the follow-through and thought it ended weirdly. I probably wouldn't recommend.