Samaa Elshaal Elshaal desde Irving, Wisconsin 54615, EE. UU.
Super fun book! Listened to most of it on a play-a-way on our trecherous road trip over Thanksgiving (10 hours in a snow storm to get to 5 hours away location--and that was only part way to our goal). The play-a-way died on chapter 22 leaving a van full of very disappointed listeners. Once I checked out the library book, the 14 yr. old boy and two 11 year old boys fought over who got to finish the book first! Even though the main character is girl and the cover is pink--this book is full of adventure and plots! It is not a "girlie" book. Originally written in German and then translated into English. I loved that it is very British sounding--so much easier to imagine everything happening in the fictional European nation of Scandia. Excellent springboard for discussions about prejudice and perceptions. Along with discussions about greed and power--how when power is used unrighteously it leads to destruction.