Thursday, July 1, 2010

Falling In by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Falling In by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Atheneum Books For Young Readers
March 2010
245 pgs.

Middle-schooler Isabelle Bean follows a mouse's squeak into a closet and falls into a parallel universe where the children believe she is the witch they have feared for years, finally come to devour them.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the main character, Isabelle, who is a bit quirky and comfortable in her own skin. I also enjoyed the humor and whimsy, which was at its height when the narrator directly addressed the readers. But, the story wasn't very memorable, and Isabelle's personality kind of disappeared mid-way through the book. It had a lot of potential, but the momentum flagged. A good light read for girls, but ultimately, nothing spectacular.