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Mythological Mondays (15)

Mythological Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Bonnie over at A Backwards Story. Mythological Mondays is all about shedding light on all things myth related in the literary world. 

Ok, how awesome does this book look? And the title.. (sigh). I love it. I'm pretty sure that shape shifters have roots in mythology. Native American perhaps? I am so excited about this book, but deeply disappointed that I have to wait until July 2012 to read it!

Controlled by her father and bound by desert, Frenenqer Paje’s life is tediously the same, until a small act of rebellion explodes her world and she meets a boy, but not just a boy—a Free person, a winged person, a shape-shifter. He has everything Frenenqer doesn’t. No family, no attachments, no rules. At night, he flies them to the far-flung places of their childhoods to retrace their pasts. But when the delicate balance of their friendship threatens to rupture into something more, Frenenqer must confront her isolation, her father, and her very sense of identity, breaking all the rules of her life to become free.


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Review: The Search for Delicious

The Search for Delicious Natalie Babbitt
Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book

Summary from Amazon: Gaylen, the King’s messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.

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My Review: I love this book! It is such a fun, easy, and enjoyable r…