Search Results: "Penni Russon"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDINE by Penni Russon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The language is vivid and rich, full of references to The Tempest in an Australian setting, but neither the romance nor the magic quite becomes whole in the end. (Fiction. YA)"
A rather lovely if unresolved coming-of-age story with a jolt of magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREATHE by Penni Russon
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Richly told, the whole has delicate shadings of language, of the complicated relationships between siblings, between divorced parents and among folk one might meet on the Internet. (Fantasy. YA)"
The first in this series, Undine (2005), a lovely if unresolved tale of adolescence and magic set in Tasmania, is carried forward—but still not resolved—in this sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONLY EVER ALWAYS by Penni Russon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"Whether readers find it brilliantly original or obscurely self-indulgent, Russon's risk-taking should spark the best kind of literary debate. (author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This odd, convoluted fable feels incomplete and isn't an easy read, but its haunting imagery has staying power. Read full book review >