In an effort to track some of the more notable books or thoughts about books I have read--enjoy!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Hush by Donna Jo Napoli
This is a quick read. I picked it up intrigued by the back cover teasers. It is much different than I anticipated. This is more of a true life happenings to an Irish Princess. A well crafted story. Topics include: slave trade of children and women, sailing, Vikings, virgins,
A silent girl.
An awesome power.
Melkorka is an Irish princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom -- but this all changes the day she is kidnapped and taken aboard a marauding slave ship. Trapped in a world both unfamiliar and cruel, Melkorka finds that her powerlessness gives her clarity. That she is the master of what she says. Choosing to take a vow of silence, Melkorka becomes an object of fascination to her captors. And then she realizes that any power, no matter how little, can make a difference.
Reading level: Young Adult
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (October 21, 2008)