Friday, February 12, 2010

The Ever Breath by Julianna Baggott - ADVISABLE

Baggott, Julianna The Ever Breath, 229 p. Delacorte (Random), 2009. $16.99. 

Content: G. 

Truman and Camille are off to stay with the grandmother they have never met. Their father has disappeared and their mother needs to work long hours in order to make ends meet. As soon as they arrive at Grandmother’s, they are plunged into a desperate situation, where only the twins can save the connection to the “Fixed World” (what we know) and the “Breath World”, the source of all of our imagination and spark. If the twins can’t rescue the Ever Breath and find their father, the worlds will be sundered and both will languish and die. 

Younger students will enjoy the heroic leads and fanciful characters which populate this reality. It’s a classic story of good versus evil, but with a great Holocaust-like look at humanity (or fantasy). Very nice! 

EL – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher

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