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Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
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Apr 13, 09

it was ok
bookshelves: ya-fantasy
Read in April, 2009 , read count: 1

I was very excited to read more by Shannon Hale because I LOVEd Goose Girl. I was pretty disappointed in Enna Burning. Maybe I couldn't relate to Enna as well, but I didnt' sympathize with her and was annoyed by all the talk for 3/4 of the book about the fire and the consuming desire of it etc etc. I just wanted to get on with a good love story and not hear about how she was trying to deal with this weird overpowering urge to burn things. I also didn't like how Isi became an almost weak, needy character. Finn was adorable and too good to be true, but there wasnt' much romance between them. If it wasn't meant to be a love story, then it was also very disappointing as an adventure story as really not much happens til you're 3/4 of the way through, and then even that adventure is very short-lived and not very exciting.
i thought the remedy was kind of a lame scape goat that just amazingly solves both Isi's and Enna's problems in one fell swoop. Seemed a little too easy and cheesy to me.
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Amelia Agreed. Loved Goose Girl--very disappointed with Enna B

Elise These are by thoughts exactly! I just didn't know how to explain it as well as you did. Thank you!

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