Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Review #1595 The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle

Review: 1595
Book: The Lightning Dreamer
Author: Margarita Engle
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Release date: Mar. 19, 2013
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages: 182
Source: NetGalley

This book was a fast read. It featured a Cuban poet’s life portrayed through the eyes of a young girl. I liked the brief look into her fictionalized history and I enjoyed hearing her thoughts. Sometimes I thought the story was a little sparse with details, but that might have just been the poetic form it was written in. I still got a bit of the culture, though. The story itself wasn't something I ultimately fell in love with but I can see why it won an ALA award. It was good historical fiction novel and featured a topic I wasn't familiar with and illustrated it well.

No comments:

Post a Comment