Friday, August 14, 2015
Sanctuary, by Jennifer McKissack
A classic ghost story set in the 1940s with a barely adolescent protagonist, the story has a languorous pace and a classy tone. However, it is not YA and it is not even a children's book. There's a fairly low key and mature romance but none of the elements of YA (coming of age, finding one's place, evolving relationships with family or friends, etc.) that one would expect in the genre are present. It's a fine enough read, but not really the type of book that interests me, nor in fact the usual fare carried by Scholastic Press!
[Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. Once I finish with it, I'll be donating the book to my local public library. The book is scheduled for release on September 29, 2015.]