This was an interesting read, and not at all what I was expecting. Most, if not all the Newbery books are novels, but this one dares to be different. It is made up of a series of monologues by individuals in Medieval time. Each character tells his or her story, highlighting their profession and station in a typical village, while also developing their emotions and daily drama’s.
I think I read it in one afternoon and I remember enjoying the lyrical way that it flowed. It didn’t necessarily grip me and I wouldn’t add it to a list of my all-time-favorite-books-ever-written, but it was enjoyable enough.
I actually liked another one of Laura Amy Schlitz’s books better, called: A Drowned Maidens Hair. Forrest and I listened to it in the car on our way back from spending Thanksgiving with my parents. It was a little difficult to get into it but it ended up being really, really interesting and definitely kept us alert for the late night hours. Well, I fell asleep but what else is new?