Panama (spwebdesign) wrote,
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  1. Alexander, Lloyd — The Black Cauldron
  2. Anthony, Piers — Letters to Jenny
  3. Cooper, Susan — Over Sea, Under Stone

I'll spare you my usual criticisms of YA fiction. After all, it's not like I don't know this is YA fiction; I'm not expecting the complexity of Greene, the subtlety of Maugham, the richness of Steinbeck. So what if there was no real invention, no surprises, nothing I couldn't see coming a mile away? I'm not the intended audience!

It was a quick, easy read, and the situations the characters found themselves in were entertaining. Yes, I rolled my eyes a few times at how problems were too neatly resolved or certain things explained, but that comes with the territory. I enjoyed it. I still intend to read the others in the sequence; I just need to stick something a little less fluffy in there first.

I'm two-thirds of the way through Close Range: Wyoming Stories and am thinking of starting Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? next. I'm starting to doubt I'll get to 20 books before I leave, though, seeing as there is so much I have to do in the next month and a half.

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