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Piper by Jay Asher
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really liked it
bookshelves: mpl, young-adult

This is a beautifully illustrated re-imagining of the Pied Piper of Hamelin story. In this version, the main viewpoint character is a deaf girl, Maggie. Although she's often abused by the village residents, she manages to stay good-spirited and compassionate. The piper arrives and offers to rid the village of its rats, which are wreaking devastation. Maggie is charmed by his looks and actions and -- because she is deaf -- she is also immune to his rather mysterious and creepy magic. He seems to fall for her as well. His relationship with the village elders deteriorates (due to faults on both sides) until things reach a crisis point and, as in the fairy tale, the piper leads the village children away. Who can save them? And at what cost?

The graphic novel version of this was captivating, but there were a few times where I felt like I couldn't follow it - who did what to whom? Or maybe it was meant to be a little ambiguous. :)
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Reading Progress

January 11, 2019 – Started Reading
January 11, 2019 – Shelved
January 11, 2019 – Shelved as: mpl
January 11, 2019 – Shelved as: young-adult
January 11, 2019 – Finished Reading

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