I picked up Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh (Hyperion, 2012) last year because I was astounded by the premise. How many YA novels do you know that deal with the experience of court dwarfs in 16th-century Europe? Yeah. About that many. Totally unique. That grabs me.
"This highly unusual story about a highly unusual hero will also feel like your story. Few of us are imprisoned dwarfs, but all of us want to guide our own lives." --Jonathan Safran Foer, New York Times best-selling author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
"This shining gem is a must-have." --School Library Journal
New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2012
Dwarfs--real ones!--during the Age of Exploration. Not your typical YA material, gang! Go out on a limb with me.
That's right: I've committed to reading all the books on my TBR Shelf this year--and blogging them! Click here to read the reviews I've posted so far.