Monday, August 6, 2007

Enter Three Witches by Caroline Cooney

The story of Macbeth told from the point of view of Lady Mary, a ward of Lady Macbeth. Lady Mary happens to be in all the right places to view the events unfolding and she also has a strong personality of her own. The settings become more vivid with Cooney's descriptions and motivations are clear. Reading it made me want to go back and reread the original. Give it to fans of Ophelia. I give it a YAY.

5 Comments:

At August 6, 2007 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I'm going with Maybe, because I think it is Shakespeare's core tale that makes this retelling interesting. It didn't feel new or unique to me, although I do think it will make it easier for some YAs to approach the Bard.

 
At September 12, 2007 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Teen Librarian Janice Heilman said...

NAY for me. I just wasn't crazy about it.

 
At November 6, 2007 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Carey S. said...

Nay for me also, though it does have teen appeal I don't think it would reach a large audience.

 
At November 28, 2007 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Iris said...

I read both Cooney books out this year within in the space of two days. I really enjoyed this one, I think it was a far better book. Both the hero and heroine must grow up quickly in the space of a few weeks, and both of their stories are interesting and full of danger and gore. The book is worthy of discussion groups and just plain good reading, so YAY.

 
At January 28, 2008 at 12:33 PM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

Nay for me.

 

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