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Mercury - Hope Larson
Mercury
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August 31, 5:15 PM, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Tara is running. She runs through her nice neighborhood and up a road to the burned ruins of what was once a beautiful house--her family's house. August 31, 1859, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Josey is picking blackberries with... show more
August 31, 5:15 PM, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Tara is running. She runs through her nice neighborhood and up a road to the burned ruins of what was once a beautiful house--her family's house. August 31, 1859, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Josey is picking blackberries with her friend Connie. As the girls gossip, a handsome stranger knocks on the door of Josey's house. His name is Asa, and with his coming, Josey's life--and later in time, Tara's as well--is about to change forever. Because there is treasure in the woods that belong to Josey's family. Gold--an untold fortune. Asa has a secret way of finding it, and his partnership with Josey's father could make them all rich. But there is darkness in the woods, and in Asa. And in the present day, Tara, Josey's descendent, is about to discover the truth about what really happened in the family's past. Eisner award winner Hope Larson weaves together history, romance, and a touch of her trademark magical realism in this remarkable graphic novel of how the past haunts a teenage girl's present.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416935858 (1416935851)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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bryceoc
bryceoc rated it
2.0 Mercury
The art isn't bad, and a story that has some promise but does little with it. I didn't really get this book. There are little plot points scattered throughout, but they have no resolution or follow-up, and then it ends.
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
4.0 Mercury
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2010/07/graphic-novel-monday-mercury-by-hope.html
Me on Books
Me on Books rated it
4.0 Mercury
This is the first time I'm reviewing a graphic novel, so hopefully it won't suck.First I'll explain why I borrowed this book from the library and will probably one day buy my own copy of it. Yes, I'll admit that one of the reasons I wanted to read this is because Hope Larson is married to Brian Lee ...
Elizziebooks
Elizziebooks rated it
4.0 Mercury
There are two separate stories in this book and they converge at the end. It's quite neat. It's a very witty book with lots of Canadian jokes. Ahaha! I love this author now and I want to read more of her books! The art is great as well, least I forget.
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 Mercury
Love, revenge, history and a touch of fantasy. Well-done and richly layered but hard to imagine many teen readers being drawn to this story.
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