Monday, May 25, 2009

Permanent Rose

Permanent Rose Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay

Book 58 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge
Awards: BCCB Blue Ribbon Book; Horn Book Fanfare
Series: Book 3 of 5 (Casson Family)

rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really loved the first two books in this series (here and here). This one was fun, as usual, but not my favorite of the series so far.

Caddy can't decide whether she wants to get married, Eve is painting pictures on the walls of the hospital, one of Indigo's old bullies is trying to be his friend, Saffy wants to know who her father is, and Rose is missing Tom. Bill, the dad, turns out to be as much of a creep as I was desperately hoping he wouldn't be.

All in all, a solid book in the ever thickening plot of the Casson Family. But this one was a little too over-the-top-soap-opera-drama-ish. Still, I know I'll be sad when I finish these.

I'd recommend this series for ages 12+.

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1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

There's always got to be one in a series that just doesn't live up to the others.