Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Me, My Elf and I by Heather Swain

Swain, Heather Me, My Elf and I, 279 p. Speak (Penguin), 2009. $7.99. Content: PG (18 swears, no “f’). Zephyr is so excited to be starting a high school for the performing arts in Brooklyn, NY– she is tired of the same old plays, songs and dances from her elf village in upper Michigan. Her sweet, stumbling attempts to learn about and act like erdlers (humans), endears her to a couple of good friends right from the start. But Zephyr’s stunning elf looks catch the ire of the school’s resident “mean girl”, who will happily use Zephyr’s naiveté against her. Zephyr is clueless about erdlers, but her charm makes everyone around her want to help her out – and teens will flock to that. I would happily read another Zephyr adventure after this one – the author’s first for teens. MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

1 comment:

Heather Swain said...

Hi Cindy,

Thanks so much for your kind words about Zephyr and her friends! Glad you enjoyed the book. There's another on the way, due out Winter 2010.

Happy Reading!

Heather Swain