Tuesday, June 23, 2009

City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman - OPTIONAL

Hoffman, Mary Stravaganza: City of Secrets, 318 p. Bloomsbury 2008.

Violence: PG

Matt has dyslexia and struggles to excel in school – and to impress his girlfriend. On his 17th birthday he is drawn to an old leather-bound book which is actually his talisman to travel into Talia, where he meets the other Stravangati. The di Chimi family is making another play for power over Talia and Matt is the key to thwarting them.

I thought the series was done with City of Flowers, but obviously I was wrong. I’m not sure that I would care too much about another Stravanganza book after this one, but the cover ia an eye-catcher.

EL, MS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher

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