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MirrorMask by Neil Gaiman
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Jan 13, 10

Recommended for: young fantasy fans, imaginative girls
Read in November, 2009, read count: 5

I got this belatedly, just a couple months ago, and mainly because my daughter's seriously digging the Gaiman/McKean team (admittedly, through my own efforts).
When we got the book, it seemed a little more advanced than we were expecting or she'd be able to endure (she's just under 3 years old). But, she loves it! And so do we.
Taking it for granted one wouldn't read this without seeing the movie, Gaiman's done a wonderful thing in retelling the story from Helena's perspective. The device works well, and manages to give a little more insight into the character and her actions/reactions/interactions. Writing from her point of view also means it reads on a teenage level, which I guess is good enough for our kid.
And, of course, all the wonderful McKean illustrations certainly don't hurt.

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