Thursday, February 21, 2013
Book #19 Read in 2013
Kepler's Dream by Juliet Bell (YA)
Ella's mother is undergoing chemotherapy. Due to this, Ella is sent to spend the summer with the grandmother she has never met. GM (Grandmother or more aptly, General Major) is a stern woman who upholds grammatical rules, the importance of books and maintaining a healthy emotional distance. Then GM's most treasured piece of her library is stolen and Ella and her friend Rose begin to investigate the robbery.
This book was a good read. Ella is a great character--she has a sense of human and a sense of strength about her that readers will respond to. GM will win readers over in spite of herself. The secondary cast of characters are quirky and interesting. This book had a good mystery plot to it to keep readers engaged. I enjoyed it.