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Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
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Dec 27, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction, mg
Read from March 26, 2010 to December 27, 2011

I had originally looked at this in print form but when I discovered that Katherine Kellegren narrated the audiobook then I just had to listen to it. This one was so worth listening to on audiobook. I would never have done it the same justice reading it. Usually any of the "song" or poetry sections I skim through but Katherine Kellgren sings them which adds an extra level of wonderfulness to the story. Cushman does MG historical fiction well. You can almost smell and taste things that she describes. And as much as I am fascinated with that period of time, I would not want to live in it.

Cushman's story is truly one of transformation...not of the kind of transformation sought after by alchemists (which is also a part of the story) but of the transformation of a 13 year old girl.

Ye toads and vipers....love that line. And all of the other ones Meggy uses throughout the story.
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