Monday, July 9, 2007
Now, this is fresh!
I finished The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff last night. Really liked it.
Such a fresh story! I mean, when's the last time you read a book about a dwarf? (Snow White doesn't count.)
The main character (the dwarf) is just this adorable, realistic, likeable - no, loveable - kid. And the "bad kid" (the annoying girl) is a perfectly presented annoying character. (And I even liked her!)
Great dialogue, too.
And Graff uses this gimmick where she addresses the reader - presenting various challenges to help them understand Georgie's physical limitations. A successful gimmick and a nice touch.
This is Lisa Graff's first novel?
Disclaimer: I am not a book reviewer and I don't play one on TV. I just read 'em (and write 'em).