Friday, December 31, 2010

Book Review #1129 Keeper by Kathi Appelt

Book Review #1129
Keeper by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by August Hall
Rating: two stars (out of four)

I enjoyed the magical realism of this book. And of course, it being a mermaid book meant it stood out to me. PLUS I was interested in reading this because I absolutely loved the Underneath so much. So I was pretty excited to read this story. But unfortunately, it wasn't as good as the Underneath. I still enjoyed the characters and the way the author incoroprated the different animals throughout the novel. The different time periods were done well too. But there were a couple of elements I wasn't too keen on...but not enough to significantly lower the rating. It was pretty good, just not anywhere near a new favorite.

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