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She is such a lovely character I really can't say enough nice things about her.
You feel as if the narrator is reading a story to you - one that, although at first glance feels like a coming-of-age story, ends up being so much more.
If you love dark, beautifully written fairy tales then Plain Kate is the perfect book to read.
If you like a light, quick, but well-written fantasy/fairy tale you'll enjoy this book. Bonus points for having a crazy villain who actually has a reason for doing what they're... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kate
This is a lovely tale of a girl and her brave and faithful talking cat. Such a fun fantasy to read! Kate, the daughter of a wood carver and an excellent carver herself, encounters... Read morePublished 5 months ago by David's Wife
Plain Kate has a deceptively simple and straight forward tone and style, but it soon becomes evident that this is a beautiful, complex and haunting ghost story. Read morePublished 6 months ago by PDXbibliophile
One sentence sum-up: A story about magic, friendship, sacrifice and shadows.
My reaction: Erin Bow has a way with words. Read more
A winner of the YALSA Awards for Best Fiction for Young Adults in 2011 and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award; on the shortlist for the Book of the Year for Teens at the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kathy Davie
Is there a sequel?Erin bow ooo s a very good author I give it five stars! I would hope to read more of her books.
PLAIN KATE was marketed as a children/YA book, and judging by the cover, I thought it would be a fun and light coming-of-age type book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kriti Godey
Plain Kate is one of those sad stories that will tug on your heart strings, hell maybe even rip them out a bit. Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read
This book thoroughly exceeded my expectations by delivering a story that offered depth and nuance. The author was not afraid to put her main character in harm's way and as a... Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by Laura Sibson