July 4th, 2010

Gil Marsh cover

The Horn Book Magazine said some very nice things

The Horn Book Magazine had some very nice things to say about Come Fall in its July/August issue.

Noting that the book is a take on A Midsummer's Night Dream, the reviewer, Susan Dove Lempke, thought that "the interweaving of magical and realistic elements works surprisingly smoothly," and "[d]espite its Shakespearean roots, this is a very accessible story." She found the characters "distinctly and sympathetically drawn, and some of the most heart-wrenching and beautifully written passages are in the form of . . . language arts assignments." She concluded, "[t]he book is an excellent introduction to Shakespeare's play, and initiates will enjoy picking up little references such as Blos's name (a riff on Peaseblossom), but this is, on its own, a compelling story about friendship and trust."

Thank you Horn Book!