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).

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