Wednesday, January 10, 2007

East by Edith Pattou

Hi! My name is Karla and I am a member of the Girls Advisory Board at New Moon. I recently read a great book called "East" by Edith Pattou that I wanted to share with you!


The story is about an adventurous girl named Rose, who is whisked away from her family by a polar bear! Rose's family has fallen on hard times, but when the infamous polar bear comes to ther house, he promises that Rose's family will prosper if Rose agrees to go with him. Rose has made up her mind and embarks on a journey where she meets a viking, a female witch doctor and trolls! She even frees slaves and rescues a prince! If you have read this book or can't get enough of stories like this one, I recommend "Hero's Song" and "Fire Arrow" both part of the "Songs of Eirren" series also by Edith Pattou.

7 comments:

Holly~ said...

I've read this book, I really enjoyed it! I found it a bit slow in some places, but it was good. :)

Anonymous said...

Um, how come you posted her comment but not mine? I am so ashamed of you, New Moon! You only post what you want to hear. You should post EVERY girl's opinions!!

New Moon said...

Here's a comment from a girl who didn't like this book:

"It's not my type of book--I don't like fantasy. I like Meg Cabot and Louise Rennison. They are awesome FUNNY writers. Why does your magazine only favor 'fantasy' writers with smart, strong girl characters who don't care about the way they look? I like reading about funny ones, and I think you should start doing better book reviews." -Anonymous

Dear Anonymous:
It's OK that you didn't like this book, and that you don't like fantasy writers! If you'd like to see reviews of the books YOU like, please submit book reviews to the magazine and the blog. Encourage your friends to send reviews, too! New Moon does prefer books with strong girl characters because we want girls to have good role models. But we know most girls do care about how they look--that's normal and there's nothing wrong with wanting to look good.

Thanks for writing!

New Moon said...

In response to the girl who asked why her comment didn't get posted -- we moderate comments for the New Moon blog, which means we read them before they get posted. If something doesn't get posted right away, it usually just means an editor hasn't checked the account yet, not that we're "censoring" girls' comments. However, we will decline posting comments that attack the original writer or show her or other people extreme disrespect.

Jazzie said...

this is onw of mmy FAVORITE books!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i have read the book and i think it was amazing. so good i read it in two days! i cant get enogh of this book ive read it 5 times!!!! :) i loved all the characters espsialy neddy roses brother.

Anonymous said...

i love this book so much i am so glad that the author edith pattoue had created it i also hope there is a movie to it