What is it about Sloane Kennedy's books? I seem to plough through them with barely a break.
There is a pattern to them; it usually involves guys falling hard and extremely fast for each other - at least they have the lust part covered rather quickly. And that continues on throughout the books which generally have an insanely high level of steam. Which in this case is a good thing. These guys are all over each other. A lot. But I never get the feeling it's too much.
And then there is the pain. The Barretti boys - and all their loved ones - all seem to be broken or hurting in some way when we first meet them and although we luckily don't get to actually see the nasty stuff on page, Rafe telling his story in this book does not make for a sweet and fluffy read. Until he, of course, finds his HEA like his brothers before him.
Next one up soon. I may be addicted.
Text: Martin, R. (1992). The rough-face girl. New York, NY: Putnam & Grosset Group.
Synopsis: In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being.
Author Information: Rafe is the author of over 20 books translated into many languages. He is an author and storyteller and speaks at many schools, libraries, festivals, and conferences in many different states. He offers writing and storytelling professional development workshops. He holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto. He was born in New York City.
Genre: Folk Tale/Legend
Interest Level: 3-5 grade
Reading Level: Fifth grade