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The Shadows by Jacqueline West
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Feb 15, 10

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Read in December, 2009

Rarely do I, as a male, identify with female characters. However, in the case of Olive I was able to lose myself in the story completely. Elements of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman, and a touch of Madeleine L'Engle combine flawlessly to create a story that is both fascinating and engrossing. However, it is truly unfair to compare West to other authors without highlighting the fact that while her style and prose are reminiscent of the aforementioned others it is still unique and refreshing. Her worldbuilding and character development are done with the panache of a poet. Truly a delight to read.
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Oh I'd Rather Not Put In My First Name I love Madeline L'Engle and Roald Dahl, so, naturally, I picked this up!

Oh I'd Rather Not Put In My First Name And it's awesome, too...

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