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Although the entire novel is well written, McKinley's characterization of Rosie's animal friends is exceptionally fine. Observations such as "...foxes generally wanted to talk about butterflies and grasses and weather for a long time while they sized you up," will spark reader's imaginations. It won't be hard to persuade readers of any age to become lost in this marvelous tale; the difficult part will be convincing them to come back from McKinley's country, where "the magic... was so thick and tenacious that it settled over the land like chalk dust...." Highly recommended. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Awful. The author doesn't know how to write. It was boring and tedious. I deleted it for good from my Kindle.Published 1 day ago by Karen A. Leeper
It was an interesting and mostly character-oriented Sleeping Beauty retelling, but there were a lot of bits of it that seemed really convoluted, like a lot of the magical things... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Swank Ivy
A delightful story with fascinating characters and amazing twists. An entertaining retelling of the classic tale. One of my favorites!Published 2 months ago by Watcher
While I loved the story, characters, and almost everything about this book, I found the writing style to be a bit wordy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Melanie J. Hoffman
Mckinley keeps drawing me back to find out how she will spin another fairy tale into a tangled web of characters and events that barely resemble the original. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hanna Bork
I enjoyed McKinley's "Blue Sword." So I thought her twist on the Sleeping Beauty story would be fun. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Patricia Collins
This is my favorite book! I read it for the first time 13 years ago. I reread it every so often. I gave my copy to a friend which he ended up keeping so I bought two more (one for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dana Eckstein
I've read nearly half the book Spindle's End, but unfortunately I'm not terribly impressed with it.
Often, I find that there are half thoughts and unexplained phenomena's and... Read more
Meh. I just wanted this book to end.
For the first half of the book, I was definitely happy with it. I loved Katriona and her difficult journey home. Read more