Amelia Yunker of Challenging the Bookworm provides our featured review for the day. Amelia is actually a Round 2 judge for MG Fantasy and Sci-Fi, but as the Head of Children's and Young Adult Services at a library, she reads widely and blogs about everything from children's books to young adult literature and grown-up books. Fun fact: her blog tags books by page length, to make it easier for people (like student readers) searching for books that satisfy a particular requirement.
One of the books Amelia reviewed recently was a nominee for MG and YA Nonfiction, The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure. A story about tricksy unseen spirits seems appropriate to Halloween week, and this one tells readers the true tale of two Victorian girls who took pictures of fairies. In her review, Amelia says:
Nonfiction typically doesn’t leave questions, but this book does.
There’s still a mysterious quality about fairies and their existence
that I think the author intentionally attempts to leave open-ended.
Click here to read the full review.