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The Human by Janine K. Spendlove
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Oct 01, 2011

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bookshelves: first-reads, written-reviews, fantasy, young-adult
Read from October 08 to 11, 2011

What if humans were "make-believe" and elves, dryads, and gnomes were real? Somehow this fantasy creature called "human" has arrived in this realm to deliver the elven race from extinction.

While I enjoyed the book, the one thing that bothered me was that Story, the human, was supposedly 17 years old. This was brought up numerous times. However, she never thought, spoke, or acted like any 17 year old that I knew (and I'm a high school teacher). If her age was never mentioned, I would have considered her mid-twenties. I guess that is the only part of the story that bothered me. Actually really putting a "youngish" age on her really was more detrimental to the story than not even giving her an age.

On the whole, though, it was a good book and I look forward to reading the next one.
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