Saturday, August 2, 2008

Bookshelf: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is the tale of a mute boy living a picturesque life on his parents' farm, until his uncle arrives and tragic events begin to unfold. Edgar, although robbed of the ability to speak with humans, can communicate with dogs, and he sets out on a quest to right his broken world.

This book has been getting a LOT of buzz and I haven't read it yet. However, when almost every review calls it a modern classic, I believe it's time the WriTeens stepped in and investigated this phenomenon.

Read the books that get a lot of press, even if you're doubtful they live up to it (for the record, this book looks very good.) Successful books tell you so much about the industry and what people like to read.

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