Sunday, June 5, 2016

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

This is a twist on fairytales and fantasy lands where dragons and evil threaten small towns and witches/warlocks are valued for protecting the kings. The powerful warlock called the Dragon protects the kingdom, but in return, he takes a girl to live with him for 10 years and then releases her back. It is a grim fate, one that everyone dreads and this is the story of one such girl that was taken. It tells its tale well but there is sex in it, making it inaccessible to lower grades, who might appreciate the tale. Oh well. Again, another book that won’t make the shelves of my classroom.