Connects the arth that readers live in with an alternate The Casa Mono Cookbook earth that has anven higher proportion of ocean to land has kraken and nhances people s magical powers On page 249 one character muses about the thics of being asked to help a person who has deceived her community her and her brother The language she uses is jarringly similar to the language of news reports from today s urban televised modern world although the setting is an isolated community in a starkly underpopulated low tech island world if that person had done something terrible like drugging and isolated community in a starkly underpopulated low tech island world if that person had done something terrible like drugging and your brother then did you really have to help himThere are many thical ambiguities that are not overtly discussed by the characters so it s odd that the author chose to focus on this one The biggest uestion that the characters don t ask is WHY of all the trauma and troubles in our world WHY do so few people happen to find this scape into a peaceful nearly conflict free alternate world And is it nough that the folks who made their way there just let the doorway shut and put the troubles of the rest of the world out of their minds I m not sure what the point of this book is Some part of me thinks the author just wanted to provide an scape a fantasy that lets one boatload of people Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) escape slavey and then decided to toss in a few other refugees from another placetime and a famous aircraft accident victim Why didn t any Syrian refugees get sucked through the magic door Why no Armenian holocaust victims Why no Jewsscaping Nazis Oh wow I loved so much about this I d been looking for middle grade fantasy that was based
*In Non European Cultural Mythshistoriesstories And When *non European cultural mythshistoriesstories and when comes to black people I was finding that much of it for logical and good reason is based in traditions of the American South and O get what he wants Pip’s sister Kinchen though is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans This is but the first of three xtraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World The second story takes us back to the beginning Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781 They save themselves and others from a life of nslavement with a risky magical plan one that leads them from the shark infested.
review The Traded GirlOruba heritage which is legit and awesome but which I don t have a lot of personal connection to So nter this book which a lot of personal connection to So nter this book which the second book I ve ver ncountered that mentions the Zong a crime literally but also a crime to have not written books that deal with this in fiction or non and which plays with that story in a really interesting way Like slave myths of sprouting wings and flying back to Africa this story allows the Africans thrown off the ship to sprout metaphorical wings and literally walk across the ocean floor to another world And then we have the Raft King who is descended from those Africans but was raised by a white adoptive mother so hello personal relevance to Hannah Gomez s own life and is struggling to reconcile what he owes to his people as a king and as a member of a community with his own desire to a follow his mother who left him for her own white Conflict in Blood earthen first world home and b discover his own roots in AfricaAdd to that that we have a black utopia Raftworld that trades mostly peacefully with a whiter island nation but refuses to settle down because it feels it hasn t found thexact place it s supposed to be and that utopia it hasn t found the xact place it s supposed to be and that utopia in the second world whereas our actual arth is the first world and my oh my isn t that A Statement There is so much interesting stuff happening in the setup of this world and in the history and backstory Bouwman constructed for it and really the only criticism I have for it is that all of that was miles interesting than the purported main plot of the book so that s weird I am also having trouble with view spoilerthe Amelia Earhart thing because it stretches credibility and
STORY LOGIC AND KIND OF JUSTlogic and kind of just like a ploy to definitely get the manuscript picked up by The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant editors preferably at Putnam and hey it worked hide spoile. Waters of the first world to the second Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done So will Thanh and his sister Sang who we meet in 1976 on a small boat as they try toscape post war Vietnam But after a storm and a pirate attack they’re not sure they’ll ver see shore again What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic helpful sea monsters and that very special portal A Crack in the Se. ,
I would give this book 4 12
Stars A Seamless Melding OfA seamless melding of history and folklore All the characters are fully developed ven those in stories about the past This spoken word version includes different voices for all the characters ven the Kraken Don t forget to read the afterward by the author I have mixed feelings about this book It s a beautiful story in a well imagined world with interesting characters The part of the story that follows the Vietnamese family fleeing their home in a small boat is gripping I loved getting an intense lesson in the journey of refugees As their home in a small boat is gripping I loved getting an intense lesson in the journey of refugees As becomes and clear that they will be saved by magic I started to lose faith in the story seeing this family nter the crack in the sea underscores the fact that in the real world they would have died just as so many die when fleeing their war torn homes I wasn t fully able to be happy for them knowing that the truth behind their story is much uglier than this The author s ambition Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design exceeds my attention Or possibly she tried too hard to include too much In any case I needed post it notes to keep track of the characters in the story their years ofxistence and their location a difficult job I think there are readers for it but I am not sure yet xactly who would like this Most likely readers of Echo it s the most similar book I can think of or possibly the series Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Savvy Akata Witch or just maybe So You Want to Be a Wizard if I think loosely Although I liked very one of those books better than this one Many of the characters have a special magical talent like of those books better than this one Many of the characters have a special magical talent like to fish or walking on water and half of them are aware of it the other not Each story comes to a point where the principal characters Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems escape desperate circumstances by traversing a door in spacetime that. Annchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor winning Inside Out and Back Again No one comes to the Second World on purpose The doorway between worlds opens only when least xpected The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home To do it he needs Pip a young boy with an incredible gift he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping .