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The Spell Book of Listen Taylor by Jaclyn Moriarty
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Jul 31, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: family, teen
Read in August, 2009

Loved this - it had that whimsical quality that I adore about Sarah Addison Allen, but in its own weird, unique way. It is, apparently, marketed as a "teen" book, but it really seemed pretty adult to me - the 12 year old girl, Listen, was only part of the story, and there was plenty about the adults to make it accessible even to people who don't like teen fiction. The writing was really beautiful and unusual, and I loved how of it was woven together - these strange, disparate bits and pieces that seemed to have nothing to do with each other at first, and then kept becoming more and more intertwined as time went on. I can't wait to read another of her books!
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