Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Song For Summer by Eva Ibbotson

From the cover:

Eighteen-year-old ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be, well, quite so unusual. After all, her life back in england with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldnt be called normal. but buried deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, ellen discovers an eccentric world occupied by wild children and even wilder teachers, experimental dancers and a tortoise on wheels. And then there is the particurally intriguing, enigmatic, and very handsome Marek, part-time gardener and fencing teacher. Ellen is instantly attracted to the mysterious gardener, but Hitlers reich is already threatening their peaceful world. Only when she discovers Mareks true identity and his dangerous mission does Ellen realize the depth of her feelings for him and the danger their newfound love faces in the shadow of war.

Tifferz Take:
This book is a little slow in the beginning...but once things pick up it is really good. The author does a nice job of adding the unexpected. As I read I found myself losing track of names and who was who. A constant shifting of perspective also made the story a bit difficult to follow. Over all this is a good clean read. I purchased this book.

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