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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
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Feb 07, 10

bookshelves: kid-lit, read-in-2010, newbery
Read in February, 2010

I went into this one with no prior knowledge of the plot or style or anything. It's about a tiny mouse who doesn't follow the rules and who falls in love with a princess. The author uses that talking-directly-to-the-reader device that worked so wonderfully in Jane Eyre ("Reader, I married him") and has seemed somewhat trite to me ever since, even when it's cute. Overall, the adorable Despereaux won me over.
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