Katie’s April Recommendation

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

a corner of whiteKatie says: I just finished this book and loved it. There are two worlds. One is ours, and the other is the Kingdom of Cello.  In ours there’s a fifteen year old girl named Madeline.  She is from a very affluent background, chose to runaway from home, and her mother decided to go with her.  Now, they’re living in Cambridge England and on pennies.  Madeline is missing her dad and her old life style, her mother is sick but won’t go to the doctor.  In Cello there is a fifteen year old boy named Elliot.  His father and the high school physics teacher disappeared on the same night that his uncle was killed by a Third Level Purple.  Yes, purple.  In Cello colors can be deadly and random predators.  Elliot spends the next year looking for his dad in a Purple cavern before coming home to his mom and the Farms (an area in Cello).  The kingdoms cross over through a crack in both worlds where Elliot and Madeline can leave notes for each other.  Silly princesses and teachers, funny sports, and magic abound.  However, the most interesting aspect of this book is how the knowledge from one world can help in the other.

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