The Harry Potter/Magicians premise got me to click yesterday during housekeeping at the B+B. The marvelous story got me asking why I have not read any Rainbow Rowell before??
(The answer: Because she’s so popular & prolific, and her name– Rainbow— is so conspicuous, so I-don’t-mind-standing-out. So not the small-minded small town propaganda I still have to shake off on a regular basis. Looks like a pretty great mentor to add to my list).
Even though I saw the set-up for the sad part waaaay off, I still cried my eyes out! It worked (I think) because the main character didn’t
see it until she was in the moment, and I experienced it along with her.
I’ve always been drawn to books about people who don’t fit in– and this was a great one for that. Even though our heroine is the official “weird” one, the author does a nice job of highlighting everyone’s weirdness without being heavy-handed.
I recommend it for:
- Kids in small towns
- Cat lovers
- Anyone who feels both ashamed and proud of being weird (see #4 on the Enneagram)