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Mercury by Hope Larson
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May 10, 2010

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bookshelves: graphic-novel, death, historical, fantasy, teen, t2-2010, girl-main-character

Tara is a modern girl who has just lost her home to fire and whose mother is now looking for a new life for the two of them. Josephine is Tara's ancestor who falls in love with the wrong man. Both receive an amulet filled with mercury; for Josephine, her life spirals into tragedy soon afterward, but Tara's luck is a little better.

The two stories were handled really well - the historical storyline was on black pages and the modern storyline was on white. That helped to keep track of where you were as a reader. I liked the characters, although some of the characters looked a little too similar (even discounting the two who were supposed to look alike) and it made it difficult to tell who they were sometimes. But overall, I liked that the two stories were opposite - one so sad and the other more hopeful.

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