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A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.

 

Book 14/100: Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Echo - Pam Muñoz Ryan

This is one of those books that I gave four stars because objectively I could tell it was masterfully done and not necessarily because I enjoyed it a ton.

It consists of four loosely related historical fiction stories. Each one is atmospheric and filled with details that really place you into the time period. The characters are also richly drawn, and each story pulls you in so that you always feel a little bummed when it's time to start the next story. I also liked the fairy tale angle, which I wasn't really expecting, and the way it all came together in the end was satisfying. Not something I would have read on my own (I read it for book club), but not something I regret reading, either. Oh, and if you do it, go for the audio version, which includes harmonica music.