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Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
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bookshelves: fairytale-folktale-myth-legend, fantasy, 2010, historic, reviews, 1-star, retelling
Read on June 24, 2010

1.5/5

this version of east of the sun & west of the moon was a pleasant read.

pika, lass or whatever you might call her, lacked substance, meaning she wasn't a fleshed out character. all of jessica day george's books seem to have this particular problem. the author draws a strict line between evil vs. good, so the reader makes no mistake as to categorize who's the hero and who's the villain. which is a shame.

there is more than just one side to a person than that! i'm disappointed once again by george's lack of layered characters ...

if you want to read a modern and more importantly better version of this fairy tale. you should try reading ice by sarah beth durst!
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Reading Progress

06/24/2010 page 23
7.0% "The White Reindeer is granting pika/lass a boon."
06/24/2010 page 37
11.0% "She can talk to all kinds of animals! How awesome is that?"
06/24/2010 page 294
88.0% "Not even Rollo could think of a comment to make about the trolls’ dancing. It was horrible and fascinating at the same time."
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