Friday, January 4, 2013

Review: Mercury - Hope Larson

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 3.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 4 stars (Fitting cover. I enjoy it.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 240 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Tara's house burned down. The farm had been around forever and she really wished she could still live there. Her mother wants to move them away from Nova Scotia, but it's home to Tara.
Josey lived in Tara's house in 1859. That is where she fell in love with an interesting stranger.
Legend has it that there is treasure buried on the property. Tara finds little clues to lead her there and her and her friends check it out. Tara just really wants to keep her home and she'll do what she can to help keep it.

This was a really interesting and strange novel. I really liked the back and forth between the two time periods. Little things were interspersed in the modern day story that came from 1859. I was especially glad that it was obvious when you were switching perspectives so that things didn't end up getting too confusing.

The story was really strange. Especially the 1859 one. Asa was a really odd character and I'm not sure what was going on with him. Everything about him was strange. It could be how people were in that time, but even the mother didn't seem to like him.

If you enjoy graphic novels, you should make sure to check this one out.

First Line:
"Hi, house."

Favorite Line:
"You're holding me too tight."

1 comment:

  1. I might check this out, even though it sounds strange ;)


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