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February 16, 2006

I, Coriander book review

I just finished reading a Young Adult book called I, Coriander by Sally Gardner. If you like fantasy and historical fiction, this is an excellent combination of the two.

Coriander is writing a memoir of her life and the discoveries she makes along the way about her mother and her mother's people. Set in the time of Cromwell and the upswing of Puritanism in England, there is conflict between the Good Folk, people who are accused of sorcery, and the Puritanical force taking control of the country. There is a great blend of fantasy, and the mystical parts mix well with the "real world" parts so well that disbelief in other worlds is easily suspended. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

Now I am on to reading Terry Pratchett's take on the Pied Piper tales and continuing to read about Amelia Peabody Emerson's exploits and mystery solving in Egypt.

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i thought that the book 'I, Coriander' by Sally Gardner was a fantastic book. She was writing about her life, which was both sad and suspensefull. the book had a brillient ending which was,as most fairytales are, both happy and sad. I loved the book for the fairytale way that it held me and keped me reading until the end.
Sally Gardner is an amazing author and I would recommend this book to anyone.

Posted by: Rebecca at Mar 10, 2006 6:52:32 PM