On Saturday at the Younger Sun Teen Bookclub we discussed Jen Storer's remarkable Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children. We decided that we loved Jen's attention to small details that don't really impact the story as a whole, but that created such a rich and interesting world. We loved Albie. The Watchers reminded us a little bit of the Dementors from Harry Potter. We're not sure how to pronounce the name of the river Charon (Sharon? Char-on?) but that it doesn't really matter because LYTHIA WAS VERY SCARY. But ultimately, everyone really loved it and we are so glad it was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers.
Next Month at Teen Bookclub: Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden.