Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Enchanting Review: Serafina67 *Urgently Requires Life*

Contemporary Young Adult
Scholastic Press
ISBN# 978-0-545-07330-1
235 Pages
Hardcover--Available Now

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Told completely in blog form, SERAFINA67 *URGENTLY REQUIRES LIFE* tells the story of Serafina, a fifteen year old who’s dealing with her parents divorce, her life seemingly threatening to unravel around her, not to mention the usual teen angst and the fact that she’s suddenly attracting more people to her blog than she ever imagined, including one mysterious commenter she can’t figure out their real identity.

I have to admit it took me quite awhile to get into the book. I’m not sure whether it was the blog format or the character of Serafina herself, that there was something about her that took awhile to get used to, maybe it was hard to figure her out for the first while. But by the halfway point, I really started to enjoy the book and Serafina’s story.

Susie Day always wanted to be a writer. At the age of 8 she co-wrote a radio play entitled “Paperback Writer”, based on the Beatles’ song and inexplicably about a racehorse that really wanted to win the Grand National. Susie’s first boo, Whump!… in which Bill falls 632 miles down a manhole, won the BBC Children’s Fiction Prize. She lives in Oxford, UK.

Enchanting Reviews
October 2008

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