High school senior Miguel?s life is turned upside down when he meets new girl Lainey, whose family has just moved from Australia. With her tumbled red-gold hair, her instant understanding of who he is, and her unusual dog?a real Australian dingo?she?s unforgettable. And, as he quickly learns, she... show more
High school senior Miguel?s life is turned upside down when he meets new girl Lainey, whose family has just moved from Australia. With her tumbled red-gold hair, her instant understanding of who he is, and her unusual dog?a real Australian dingo?she?s unforgettable. And, as he quickly learns, she is on the run from an ancient bargain made by her ancestors. There?s no question that Miguel will do whatever he can to help her?but what price will each of them have to pay? Dingo is quintessential Charles de Lint, set close to his beloved, invented city of Newford?a mixture of darkness and hope, humor and mystery, and the friendship within love.
Publish date: March 7th 2008
Pages no: 213
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Newford 1 (#22)
The story is charming, but I kept wondering - why are these girls from an ancient Australian lineage white redheads? The shadow of cultural appropriation has often muffled my enjoyment of de Lint and it irritated me a little more than usual this time.
I was surprised by this book, very negatively surprised. Charles de Lint is a writer that knows how to write for Young Adult readers without sacrificing good storytelling. He has years upon years of writing experience, his short stories are down right enchanting, and he is the author I deem responsi...
Despite an interesting concept, I had a few problems with this one. First, there were some phrases that no teenager has ever, and I’m including myself the Queen of British and Old-fashioned Slang in this, used. Example: Miguel describes himself as having “a dark cast to my complexion”. I understand ...
"Dingo" is Charles de Lint's latest foray into his urban fantasy world of Newford. The book is a quick read (I finished it in a little more than an hour), not only because it is only 212 pages, but also because you simply don't want to put it down.Miguel (regular readers of the Newford series will ...