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The Pilgrim Glass by Julie K. Rose
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Apr 14, 2011

really liked it
Read in January, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed The Pilgrim Glass. It did exactly what I always hope a book will do: make me want to meet the characters and visit the locale. I'm not Catholic, and I have a rather different understanding of Mary Magdalene, but that didn't detract from the lovely experience of meeting Jonas and the rest of the characters who were delightfully flawed and interesting.

The one truly unique thing Julie did with this story was to make color an actual character. Everything is oriented around color--the town, the people, the clothing, the mountains, and the glass. The rich descriptions made it impossible not to see the story in a very special way. I especially loved the broad variety of color she used--not just plain colors, but flaming red, deepest orange, jade green, and sandy grey. Even the breeze is "bright blue." As Jonas tells Dubay, "You can feel the color."

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