The Flight of Gemma Hardy, by Margot Livesey

ImageI found this to be more interesting than good, and some of the changes Livesey made to the original story were baffling to me. Full-on spoilers for Jane Eyre and The Flight of Gemma Hardy ahead!

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The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo

ImageI really wanted to love this book, and I think I might have if I had read it when I was younger, or even if my children’s lit professor hadn’t pointed out a problematic aspect of the book before I read it.  But she did, and that was all I could see as I read it.

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