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A Corner of White

Moriarty, Jaclyn (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Corner of White
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Fourteen-year-old Madeleine of Cambridge, England, struggling to cope with poverty and her mother's illness, and fifteen-year-old Elliot of the Kingdom of Cello in a parallel world where colors are villainous and his father is missing, begin exchanging notes through a crack between their worlds and find they can be of great help to each other.
Authors: Moriarty, Jaclyn
Title: A corner of white
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Madeleine of Cambridge, England, struggling to cope with poverty and her mother's illness, and fifteen-year-old Elliot of the Kingdom of Cello in a parallel world where colors are villainous and his father is missing, begin exchanging notes through a crack between their worlds and find they can be of great help to each other.
Audience: 800
ISBN: 0545397367
9780545397360
Statement of Responsibility: Jaclyn Moriarty
Subject Headings: England Fiction. Cambridge (England) Fiction. Princesses Fiction. Color Fiction. Missing persons Fiction. Magic Fiction. Interpersonal relations Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Princesses
Color
Missing persons
Magic
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2012016582
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Jul 17, 2014
  • NVDPL Teen Librarians rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you're in the mood for a quirky story, this is the one for you. A little fantasy, a little romance, a light mood & tone. Perfect summer read!

Jan 22, 2014
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You might call this book "flighty" and "dreamy," but only if you have the most positive connotations and associations for those words possible--if you're partial to Luna Lovegood, for instance. It's certainly unexpected, inventive, and original: a story set in the real world that feels magical and fantastical paired with a story set in a fantasy world that feels contemporary and weighty, just randomly and whimsically skewed from the reality we know.
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The teen protagonists of both stories are each dealing with parental loss in different ways and begin a tentative and confusing correspondence. Friends and communities come into play, there are mysteries to solve, and very real dangers must be faced, both internal and external, physical and emotional. It was a most fascinating, captivating, charming, and moving book to explore, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Oct 11, 2013
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I am about halfway through and it is a wonderfully sweet fantasy book about dealing with the problems in your life and helping others.

May 21, 2013
  • yukine rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a typical Moriarty book -- with changes in writing styles of various authors, teenage problems, a bit of a romance, a mystery twist, and a positive ending. If you liked "The Ghosts of Ashbury High" and "The Year of Secret Assignments, you will enjoy "The Corner of White" even more.

Oct 15, 2012
  • AliReads rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stunning, magical, delightful and very funny. I like a bit of strangeness in my stories. And I love the writing, the characters, the worlds!

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