Sunday, January 11, 2009
Looking for Newbery - Day 17
I am a huge fan of Barbara O'Connor!!! I loved How to Steal a Dog, and was very excited to get Greetings From Nowhere when it came out. I was so pleased to see that it got a little love from someone's Mock Newbery list. The characters are well developed, the book is told from multiple points of view, and the language is beautiful. I'm also a fan of how Barbara O'Connor uses sentences that are really phrases -- it was very effective.
Finally, I loved Greetings from Nowhere because it brought back so many childhood memories of spending a week each summer at my cousin's house, which was really a motel just like the one in this story. For more details, check out my review.