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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

REVIEW for Visconti House

Thank you Jess from Random House Canada for sending me this book.

TITLE:                    Visconti House

AUTHOR:               Lisbeth Edgar

GENRE:                  YA

RATING:                4 Stars

I have to admit that this novel is not really my usual YA type of read.  This book, while it can be argued, is certainly a coming of age one - it is also about adventure, romance and a little mystery. 

As I read the first few pages, I found myself immediately engrossed in the storyline about Laura - who is a young girl who feels completely out of her element and certainly different from everyone around her (especially the requisite "mean girls").  In fact, Laura pretty well feels as out of place as that big house - but, as we come to discover, both have alot more to them than meets the eye - which is an interesting take - as we come to discover more about the house, Laura also gets to discover more about herself.

Of course, there is a boy - Leon - who gravitates to the wounded Laura (not to mention the house) and together, they set off a series of events that will help both of them discover more about themselves, but also, surprisingly, about the people around them - the good and the bad.

Well written and engaging this story makes you sit back and consider the possibilities - especially the one that tells you that you should never compare your insides with someone's outsides!!!!

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Sounds good to me - I do enjoy a good coming of age story!

Ms. Yingling said...

Thanks for the short but thorough review.

 
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