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JL's Bibliomania

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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals,  middle-grade, and non-fiction. 

 

 

 

Currently reading

The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, HarperAudio, Bahni Turpin
Progress: 30/704 minutes
Defender
C.J. Cherryh

And All Between

And All Between - Zilpha Keatley Snyder

It’s always a shock when a reread of a book doesn’t match your memory of it. I loved the Green Sky Trilogy when I first encountered it as a tween. And my recollection had the middle volume And All Between as my favorite.

 

This reread fell very flat. The first 1/3 to ½ the book covered the same events as the beginning of Below The Root, albeit from the opposite perspective. This time the reprise felt more like a summary and retread rather than a further exploration of the time-period. The rest of the book included more agonizing over conflicting philosophies, and less action than I remembered.

 

I do think this trilogy is important as part of a larger exploration of the role of violence and the possibility of our better human nature prevailing. But it is now more academically interesting than what I would consider great fiction. I will likely read the last volume in the trilogy, but my expectations are low.