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The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb
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Aug 22, 2009

really liked it

I'm giving this one 4 stars just for sheer imagination. It was totally unpredictable & not what I was expecting at all. I love unpredictability - after all, if I can tell what's coming next, I might as well have written the book myself. But this one kept me guessing and went to places & situations I never would have imagined ... Calder is a Fetch - a death escort. He has been a Fetch for 330 years, since his own death at the age of 19. His job is to comfort & escort the soul on its way to the afterlife. One day, in Russia, 1904, he walks thru a door to a death scene & falls in love with a beautiful young woman holding a child who is dying. She touches his heart like no one ever has before, and his Fetch life is forever changed... That's all I'll say, since I don't want to spoil anything. The author has a beautiful way with words and even though the story got a little monotonous at one point for me, I did enjoy this book. You'll find this one in the Young Adult section, if interested.
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