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Neverdark by C.S. Einfeld
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May 25, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 16 to 24, 2012

I was utterly charmed by the C.S. Einfeld book for 'tweens Neverdark. What a super book to fire the imagination of reluctant reader pre-teen girls! It has the right tone, and is the right length (not too long!) while still encompassing great action, locations, and characters.

Speaking of characters ... Princess Fiera is feisty and never sulky, whiny, or petulant. Her pet firefly, Sparky, IS adorable. And the characters that she meets along her journey are everyday creatures, but on a much bigger scale that we all know. Their conversations are realistic to the point where I could hear them in my head.

There is danger but not too much to scare off a younger audience. There is tragedy; I ached for the baby Rhino beetle. (Seriously.) And there is plenty of fodder for classroom discussion if introduced into a school setting.

Add to this some nice illustrations to help the imagination along!
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C.S. Einfeld Thank you so much! What a lovely review!! :o)

C.S. Einfeld And, btw, Sparky is based on my pomeranian dog, Magnus.

You can see a picture of Magnus, here:


(yes, he's the toughest 7lb dog in the world!!)

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