Monday, April 16, 2007

Chicago Tribune Review!

I've had several people contact me to say that they can't access the Chicago Tribune review--I think you need some kind of registration to view the page.

Anyway, here's the text of the review, which was by Mary Harris Russell.

Flora Segunda

By Ysabeau S. Wilce

Harcourt, $17

Ages 12-15 years

It takes a few pages to get the very funny feel of this teenage narrator. Her mother is the commanding general of the army. Her father is a loopy sort of post-hippie who must be prevented from trashing the kitchen of their home, Crackpot Hall. Flora cares neither about joining the army, as everyone else does, nor having her Catorcena, the coming-out party of her world. (Chicagoan Ysabeau Wilce's experience as a military historian provides her, apparently, with a great number of convincing inside jokes and asides.) She dreams of being a famous ranger and increasing her magical abilities. A dry wit combines with an adventure and fantasy plot that link up in unexpected directions.

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Paul Witcover said...

Ya know where I think that post-hippy thing comes from? It's cause he paints his face and has long hair. Seriously!

Ysabeau Wilce said...

Devilman thinks its because Hotspur wears ratty clothes and is always spaced out. ??? Ah well, it's the different interpretations that keep the reviews interesting.

Unknown said...

Maybe it was 'cause of the scene where he "turns" Flora "on" to the Current?