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Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
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Jul 10, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: my-2010-books, book-ray-ring
Recommended for: anyone
Read from July 18 to 22, 2010 , read count: 1

This seems to be one of those books people either loved or hated. I loved it. I was not sure, when I picked it up, if it would be childish and silly, just from the silly name. But it was anything but that. The vocabulary used in the book, even at the beginning, was fun. The entire premise of the story was outlandish but adorably creative. As the story progressed and life became more challenging for people on this island, the writing became even more creative, and I think the letters back and forth and the writing styles really gave the sense of what people were feeling -- great distress, despair, the disappearance of a way of life that they all loved. I would recommend the book to anyone.
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message 1: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Bought this several years ago in Laguna Beach - intrigued by it, loved it, loaned it, recommended it!

Hayes I loved it too. A brilliant lesson on the value of freedom of speech and how creative we can be to keep on speaking.

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