Light Beneath Ferns
I have this strange sense that my silence is preparing me for something I can't name . . .
Elizah Rayne is nothing like other fourteen-year-old girls. More interested in bird bones than people, she wraps herself in silence. Trying to escape the shadow of her gambler father, Elizah and her mother move into an old house that borders a cemetery. All her mother wants is for th...more
Elizah is a loner by nature, which some people just can't grasp the concept of. People thin...more
Elizah Rayne is not happy about the move to Wenspaugh. She is especially not happy about the changes her mom is making. Elizah liked their quiet life when they were alone and now her mom is forcing her to make friends and go to parties. All Elizah want...more
The writing is quite poetic and full of arrestingly visual images. That is the best part of the novel. The plot proceeds at a leisurely pace, losing some tension in the process. Not so great when you are trying to write a ghostly mystery.
I think the major flaw here is a combination of characterization and plot development. The main character is portrayed as a very bright, very observant teen girl, yet the fact that she is obviously interacting...more
Still, her writing style is appealing* and the story is a little creepy.
Elizah and her mom have just moved to a small New England town (her father is on the run after embezzling some money because of a gambling addiction). Elizah is antisocial (antisocial to the point of making me look like someone who loves to be around people--seriously, she hates people w...more
I received this book free in a giveaway and I'm so glad of this introduction to Anne Spollen's work.
Elizah pindah ke Wenspaugh, kota kelahiran Ibunya berdua dengan Ibunya setel...more
But as the book went on.. It didn't really live up to the expectations from what the prologue said. I w...more
Books “THE LOST BONE”
Judul Asli : LIGHT BENEATH FERNS
Copyright © 2010 by Anne Spollen
Penerbit Grantika Publishing
Alih Bahasa : Indriani
Editor : Indriani
Proofreader : Priska Ghania
Desain Sampul & Lay-out : Indriani
Cetakan I : November 2012 ; 504 hlm
Rate : 2 of 5
“Legenda Wenspaugh adalah perpaduan antara mitologi Indian Lenape dengan Legenda Appalachia, dengan sedikit unsur Kristen. Barangsiapa menemukan atau menyimpan tulang yang merupakan bagian tubuh manusia yang telah tiada, roh mereka aka...more
I do feel that the language could either make or break Light Beneath Ferns. Considering the story revolves mostly around the setting and not so much the characters, ther...more
“Light Beneath Ferns” was supposed to be a smash, I didn’t just decide this for myself, i...more
The strongest part of this book is its language. Anne Spollen strings words and descriptive language together in chains that I would never have thought possible—until I read it from her. The dreamy language transports you into half-mystical Wenspaugh and sets you right in the middle of Elizah’s tiny high school, the graveyard,...more
Elizah hampir mirip Bella dibeberapa adegan saat dia mencoba untuk menghindari segala kontak fisik dengan orang lain terutama kepada teman-teman barunya di s...more
This book was about a fourteen year old named Elizah who was a very quiet girl. Basically, she likes it better to stay more to herself rather than to speak to other people about her feelings and concerns. Elizah and her mother lived in a graveyard for lack of money to get better housing or shelter. Also, her mother works as kind of the guard of the graveyard. Elizah has interests in mainly bones of birds and jum st bones of any type. SHe likes things that seem...more
I liked the combination of science and supernatural, and I thought the dialogue was realistic.
I went away to New Paltz College and after graduating, I got a teaching job there and stayed. Teaching adverbial clauses and meeti...more