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Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
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Oct 26, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2008, fiction, young-adult
Read in October, 2008

When I finally got this from the library, I opened it and was immediately a little dubious; 400 pages of free verse? Really? But it turned out to be incredibly well done, delicate and paced well, and startlingly sad and hopeful all at once. It's Elaine of Astolat -- the Lady of Shalott, who killed herself for the love of Lancelot -- as a teenager, in Arthur's war camps with her brothers and father and the knights of the Round Table, and it's a lovely little slice of Arthuriana in an expected voice.

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