Thursday, June 13, 2013

Review #1518 The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis





Review: #1518
Book: The Mighty Miss Malone
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: Jan. 10, 2012
Pages: 320 
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Source: ALA 2012

Not as funny as Curtis's other books. Though I did have some serious cover love for The Mighty Miss Malone. I liked how well the two dominant colors complimented each other and Miss Malone strikes a compelling pose that speaks volumes. Love that attitude. But sadly, I didn't fall in love with the story. It was different from what I had expected. And while it still had the typical Curtis flair, there was something missing. I was expecting it to be as hilarious as The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 or Bud, Not Buddy...but this novel wasn't as humorous. Frankly, it was a bit of a let down. Not that I'd tell people to avoid it or anything like that, but it didn't do a lot for me. I liked it and thought the story and characters were original, I just wasn't a huge fan.

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