Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Review: Anastasia at this Address by Lois Lowry

Synopsis: To 13-year-old Anastasia Krupnik, this Single White Male from the magazine personals section sounds perfect. And really, she's not lying when she writes to say she is tall, young, hates smoking, has seen Casablanca so many times she can recite some of it, is quite sure she would like Caribbean vacations, and is definitely ready for romance. And later, when she writes to say she owns a sloop and that she races occasionally, well, that's not exactly a lie either. Tension and hilarity build as Anastasia digs herself deeper into this embroilment. When SWM writes to say he would like to meet her, it looks like the jig is finally up. How will our outspoken, fast-thinking, SWF get herself out of this mess? (from the back of the book)

Review: Lowry is known for her marvelous books, and this is no exception. Anastasia is a believable character and I enjoyed reading about her adventure. Lowry creates solid secondary characters, and a story with the right balance of humor, moral and drama. I would recommend for young girls, age 10-15, and anyone who enjoys a pleasant read.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Awards: None
Date Finished: 11-15-2012Pages: 143

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