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Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
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Feb 27, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: adoption, fantasy, romance, wishlist
Recommended to Angela by: Michelle Fitzgerald
Read in February, 2009 , read count: 1

Very cute, very fun little book. I loved Christian, Ed, and Marigold - their characterization was great. But, I agree with another reviewer that they kind of fell too far into the background in the last third or so of the book.

I think the only real drawback was the fact that it went a little too far in being "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink" - almost to the point of being bizarre. The writing was charming, witty, and self-aware, with creative and endearing characters ...but sometimes it felt over the top, like it was trying hard to be zany and overshot the mark.

It's still a fun little romance, though, and one I would recommend as a light read for anyone interested in YA literature, or a read-aloud book for tweens.

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