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Deerskin by Robin McKinley
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Mar 18, 2008

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Read in January, 2008

This is not one of McKinley's best books (personally I was quite taken with Sunshine, and how can you beat The Blue Sword). What this book did very well was paint a picture of severe trauma and its sequeli. The main character was compelling and the story of how she was first emotionally (and physically) wounded and then healed (through her own actions as well as deus es machina intervention) was interested. However, it did lack that tang of reality that makes even fantasy stories feel relevant. Overall the story ended up feeling pallid.
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Stacy I find it surprising that each time I try and read Sunshine, I can't get past the first few pages. I love all of the other McKinley books that I have read.

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