Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Maybe because of that, she’s never really fit in. She’s always felt.

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View all 21 comments. And make sure the names you give people and places in your fictional world do follow the rules of your fictional world instead of names that don’t feel authentic to the setting. I appreciated this not so much because of the change of edit, but rather because Rose sets out after the Bear solely because she let him down. On the other hand, there are several parts to this novel that don’t quite gel.

I spent pages with her before I gave upand through that entire time, not once did I feel like she had any tangible qualities. In discovering his identity, she loses her heart-and finds her purposeā€”and realizes her journey has just begun. Return to Book Page. In East, Pattou truly gives so much depth to this intriguing tale. No Saints in Kansas.

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I could see myself reading this to kids or encouraging them to read it on their own. View all 7 comments.

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There was still plenty of magic. Once the bear is kidnapped away by the Troll Queen, however, the second-half of this story only picks up. View all 17 comments. What are split infinitives and who cares about them anyway? When one of Rose’s edkth sisters falls deathly ill and there is nothing the family can do as it is the middle of winter.

Most of the voices are male. East Book Summary and Study Guide. And I dare you not to like Rose. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I get she is kind, but love? The book had no less than FIVE narrators – yes, you read that right, five. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!

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She manages to remind Myk of who he is, as all the many months of being forced pzttou drink Slank has made him docile and forgetful. I hope I’ll carve out some time to review, but I have to say this is how a fairytale retelling should be in my opnion.

This is also slightly disturbing. This knowledge she gained from her mother and an older neighbor.

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Monday Book Review: East by Edith Pattou

You’re always left watching the door. The little time they spend together, how little of his side is shown, and other characters getting too much of the cake influence this. Nov 17, Chris rated it it was ok Shelves: That, to me, always makes a book more interesting!

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I absolutely loved it. I also can’t promise I make sense for the rest of the review because I’m trying to puzzle this out.

Ironically, though, her punishment entails the imprisonment of the prince she loves. But doubts start to creep into her mind, pattku by her mother, who claims that the healing was all coincidental and nothing to do with any magic the bear could have cast.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Don’t have a Pahtou I still think that this was a horrendous novel, badly plotted with shoddy characters. And why is an Inuit woman named after a place in Sweden?