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Priscilla the Great by Sybil Nelson
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Apr 20, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, 2011, the-twentyeleven-challenge
Read from April 14 to 20, 2011

I enjoyed Sybil Nelson’s writing style. Priss is a fun and engaging character. The story had the feeling of the movies “The Incredibles” and “Spy Kids.” Priss has the spunk and feisty nature of one of my favorite fictional characters - Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce. Unfortunately Priss lacks Flavia’s charm and innocence.

Content warning: Priss has a bad habit of taking the Lord’s name in vain. I agree with Natalie (Mindful Musings) that the reference to sex was out of place. There is also more violence than I was expecting. This content wasn’t extreme, but it is more than I like to see for a Middle Grade book.

I am looking forward to reading the sequel. At the same time I’m not comfortable passing this book on to any of the young adults I know due to the content issues.

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