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Thursday, April 17, 2014

TBR 2014: Book No. 12


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.

2 comments:

  1. You may get through your TBR list, but you are making mine longer!!! This one sounds like a must read.

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    1. I really like it so far, Rosi. The first-person narrator is so interesting. I'm a little surprised it's even categorized as YA; it just feels like a historical novel for adults.

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