Sunday, August 8, 2010

Teen Bookclub : Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children

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.


  1. Hello Younger Sun! I'm so sorry I couldn't make it on Saturday it would have been such fun. I chose the name Charon because it's kind of creepy. In Greek mythology Charon is the name of the ferryman who ferries the souls of newly deceased across the river Styx. Goodness, the name has rather grand origins for Mumbles Fell! I think it is pronounced 'kair-uhn' but in my head I still can't help but say it phonetically!

  2. Just wanted to say that I too loved Jen's book, and was very pleased that it was short-listed for the CBC awards. Hope it wins.

  3. Thank you Jen! Thank you for the info. We missed having you at bookclub. Maybe another time.

    Robyn - Thank you for popping by. We have all really enjoyed Dancing in the Dark. Maybe it could be a bookclub book soon!


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