Hope is Real!

I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews.

The Next Full Moon by Carolyn Turgeon – Carolyn Turgeon is one of my newest favorite novelists. I first read her book, Mermaid, and absolutely loved it. Turgeon is known for adding more depth and complexity to already known fairy tales-this book is a take off the lesser known swan maiden fairy tales. Unlike her other books, this is a book for preteens, but it is still worth a read. There is a lot of boy crazy dialogue, which usually annoys me in a book, but perhaps because this book was so well written, I didn’t mind it at all. My only complaint about the book was that it was way too short! I felt like there were many details that I would have loved to see fleshed out more fully and the ending definitely left me wanting more. The story was beautiful, but it felt incomplete and I am hoping that Turgeon purposely wrote it that way so that she could follow it up with a sequel. In fact, if she doesn’t come out with one soon, I may have to write her telling her to finish letting her readers know what happened to Ava, the main character! I recommend this book to preteen and teen girls, as well as adults. (via Hope Is Real!: March 2013 Book Reviews)
  • 21 April 2013