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The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson
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Dec 13, 10

bookshelves: historical-fiction, journeys

I thought this was a really good, complicated story. Started off quite slow, but I stuck in there (partially because I had to) and I liked the pay-off. I'm not sure many casual 10-14 year old readers would stick it out, but they would be rewarded with a good story if they did - and learn something too.

The ending was a bit unrealistic, I thought, in how hopeful it was. But I wanted to believe it so that says something, I guess.
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