Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg
moonshadow

The River King by Alice Hoffman

Title: The River King
Author: Alice Hoffman
Genre: Magical realism
Reason for Reading: I like this author a lot.
Pages: 344
Copyright Date: 2000
Cover: A blue-toned painting. Pillars, fish, blue hands holding a white rose.
First line: "The Haddan School was built in 1858 on the sloping banks of the Haddan River, a muddy and precarious location that had proven disastrous from the start."
Best part: I really liked the beginning, the description of the school's founding and the introduction of all the characters.
Worst part: It felt like it stopped rather than ending, if you know what I mean.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel, because much of the book is about a class divide between the "school people" and the "town people."
Grade: C
Recommended for: Anyone who can't stop reading Alice Hoffman.
Related Reads: Property Of and Practical Magic by the same author. Garden Spells by Sarah Allen Addison. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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