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Kindle Edition , 55 pages. More Details No Cage for a Crow 1. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Dec 15, TL rated it it was ok. It reads like a classic. I loved and adored a majority of the story, but it spent too much time on the opening scene and was slow to get into things. I think it would not have bothered me as much if I had all the parts to read at once, or if it was the beginning of a novel length book.
Through the eyes of Acatl, High Priest of the Dead and the novel's protagonist and narrator, this magical version of Tenochtitlan at the height of the Aztec Empire's power comes to life. It is this world that the reader re-enters in Harbinger of the Storm , the second novel in the trilogy.
It's been a year since the events of Servant of the Underworld , and Axayacatl, the Revered Speaker and therefore the Emperor of the Mexica Empire is dead. This leaves Tenochtitlan leaderless and therefore vulnerable in a political sense, but there is more to it than that. While alive, the Revered Speaker represented the power of Huitzilpochtli, the Southern Hummingbird, the chief protector god of the Mexica Empire. Without a Revered Speaker, Huitzilpochtli's power is diminished, and therefore leaves the Fifth World wide open to attack from other gods and entities that might want to bring it to an end.
As High Priest of the Dead, Acatl's main duty is to see to Axayacatl's funeral, preparing his body while ensuring his soul travels to Mictlan, the realm of the dead and of his god, Mictlantecuhtli without much incident. However, Acatl finds himself caught up in a deep court scandal when a councilman is found dead under mysterious, magical circumstances - circumstances that point to the coming of an entity that no one could ever hope to defeat, and that could spell the end of the world itself.
Once again, it falls to Acatl, his friends, and even a few enemies, to figure out what is going on before it is too late. Despite the magic and the setting, the novel is still, technically, a murder mystery, so I try to judge Harbinger of the Storm as such. In that sense, Harbinger of the Storm is pretty average as far as these kinds of things go, though I think it was better-plotted than Servant of the Underworld. I wondered why that was the case, so I took a quick peek through Servant of the Underworld , and realized that the reason why Harbinger of the Storm seems to be more thoroughly-plotted is because Servant of the Underworld was more focused on world-building.
This is no surprise, since de Bodard is trying to establish the setting of her novel as quickly and as best as she can without getting in the way of the plot, but the fact remains that some room for building plot had to be sacrificed in favor of world-building. This is no longer a problem in Harbinger of the Storm. With the world already firmly established in the first novel, de Bodard uses this newfound freedom to good use, creating a plot that twists and turns in a way that the plot of Servant of the Underworld did not.
World-building is not completely abandoned, of course: Harbinger of the Storm expands the world to include places outside of Tenochtitlan the city of Texcoco , and new strata of society court life comes into much greater focus and plays a key role , but the plot is much more in focus than it was in the first novel. Fortunately, though the plot is really average in comparison to other murder mysteries albeit superior to the first book in the trilogy , the characters remain as interesting and fun to read as ever.
Though Acatl has learned to accept his duties as High Priest of the Dead, he's still a bit of a grouch about it, and still as awkward about politics as he was in the first book - actually, more so now in this novel than the first one, because the depth of his involvement in the court changes drastically in Harbinger of the Storm. He's not the most competent of investigators at times: he doubts himself a lot, and makes mistakes, but I like him precisely because he makes those mistakes without being a bumbling idiot.
I will always have room in my heart for the genius savant, but I can also appreciate an investigator who's not as competent as he might want to be. Acatl is a great example of that. What he lacks in sheer genius, he makes up for with sheer determination and courage, along with a deep sense of justice and compassion for those he believes are innocent and have been wronged.
He sees what's wrong, and though he's not necessarily the right person for the job, he's going to do it anyway because he knows taking action is the right thing to do. Sherlock Holmes could have probably just looked at the first victim, sniffed the air a little, and figured out precisely what was going on, but then, Sherlock Holmes isn't really all that human.
Acatl is completely, thoroughly human, and yet he tries to be superhuman anyway, because if he doesn't at least try, then everything goes to pieces. Like in the previous novel, I really like how the gods are so "human," so to speak, in Harbinger of the Storm.
There is no such thing as a completely benevolent god in de Bodard's version of the Aztec world: one god may be amenable to cooperating with humans, but something could set that god off, and the next thing one knows, said god is on the warpath and hellbent on destroying the world. Much of the Aztec world as it's portrayed in the Obsidian and Blood trilogy is dedicated to maintaining that balance, to ensuring that the gods are satisfied enough to keep the universe running, and it's that balance that Acatl himself strives to maintain in the face of everything that stands in his way.
Harbinger of the Storm proves this to be very true, particularly when the reader begins to figure out just what is really happening in the plot and approaches the climax. Another interesting development in this novel is the quality of de Bodard's writing. I mentioned in my review for Servant of the Underworld that her language had become more workmanlike and less lyrical, especially in comparison to her short stories.
This remains true of the language in Harbinger of the Storm , but I did notice that her more lyrical language comes through more more often and in more obvious ways than in Servant of the Underworld. Again, I attribute this to the fact that there is no urgent need to world-build anymore in Harbinger of the Storm , so de Bodard has greater freedom to write the story as she pleases.
The writing overall still hews very closely to the writing in Servant of the Underworld , but only because Acatl is still the narrator, and therefore the quality of his voice has to be maintained. Nevertheless, de Bodard's poetry and lyrical language come through in a few spots, and they're a delight to come across in the course of reading the novel. Overall, Harbinger of the Storm is pretty par for the course as a murder mystery, but one that functions better than its predecessor.
And with most of the world-building out of the way, de Bodard is able to build a more interesting, more layered plot - not as layered as some of the other mysteries that I've read, but still a pretty good read. It also helps that the world itself is pretty well-built and well-established as of Servant of the Underworld , which leaves de Bodard free to not only craft a better plot, but to build her characters up further. This is especially true in Acatl's case: Servant of the Underworld might be considered his coming-of-age, but Harbinger of the Storm is where he finds his metier - whether he likes it or not.
He's certainly no Sherlock Holmes, but that hardly matters: de Bodard has built his character in such a manner that the reader will probably like him for the grumpy, stubborn old man that he is. That, really, is all I need to see this series through to the very end - well, that and the explosive events of the climax of Harbinger of the Storm. And if the reader feels the same way as I do, then going on to the last book of the trilogy, Master of the House of Darts , will not be a chore at all.
However, readers who didn't like Servant of the Underworld for reasons of plot and language particularly the names will simply find more of the same in Harbinger of the Storm , and though it would be wise to give the novel a chance, if it still doesn't change the reader's mind, then it might be a good idea to skip the last book entirely unless one is determined to see the series through to the bitter end. I enjoyed this overall, but found it slow in parts, especially the beginning. I think de Bodard's style is probably just a bit more verbose and descriptive than I prefer.
This is the second of the Acatl mysteries, and it's been long enough since I read the first that I don't think I can offer any valid comparison between the two. I'm not really feeling like an in depth review, so this may not be super coherent or present a good case. The good: Aztecs! There's something particularly intriguing abo I enjoyed this overall, but found it slow in parts, especially the beginning. There's something particularly intriguing about those cultures who mainly left us art and monumental architecture.
I've been fascinated by the Aztecs, the Mayans, along with ancient Egypt since I was a kid. The latter is of course well represented in fiction, the mesoamerican cultures less so, and that makes this trilogy something to appreciate, and de Bodard seems to have done her homework. A mystery element makes every genre better : Here however, I actually feel a bit conflicted about the fantasy element. There's a very strong mystery aspect to these novels, the magical crimes are largely initiated by humans for human reasons, but then the solving of the puzzle and identification of the human criminal is not sufficient to put things right as the gods or monsters invoked must be defeated or persuaded to show mercy.
This might be a plus for some readers, but I found myself thinking it somewhat undermined the intellectual reward of the mystery. The Aztec deities and beliefs are interesting and an excellent source for a fantasy novel, but I found myself wishing, or wondering at times what this book would be like if it were written with an atheists assumption of their religion as a false belief.
I think I want to have my cake and eat it too here. The only other "bad" element for me, aside from the pacing as I mentioned above, is related to the magic itself. These are Aztecs, and of course their magic involves bloodletting and sacrifice. It's not like the good guys are going around doing human sacrifices but there's a lot of bloodletting and killing of animals for magical purposes.
I don't recall if I had any particular reaction to it when I read the first book, but it bothered me occasionaly in this one. It also made me wonder how the hell all these people didn't die of sepsis or some other horrible infection. The novelty of an Aztec based fantasy novel may have distracted me from it in the first book, or perhaps there was less on page? I don't know, but if the idea of reading about that bothers you these may not be the stories for you. Nov 29, Wrong Train, Right Time rated it really liked it.
After Servant of the Underworld ended with such high stakes, I was really curious going into the second book about how those stakes would go up. After all, the first book ended with the apocalyptic end of the Fifth World so the Sixth World could rise. Hard to see where to go next from there. In my view, Harbinger of the Storm does a pretty good job of raising the stakes.
Now it's not just the Fifth World, but also the anger of his society's patron god that Acatl has to contend with! It's heady s After Servant of the Underworld ended with such high stakes, I was really curious going into the second book about how those stakes would go up. It's heady stuff. As with the first book, I'm really interested in how Aliette de Bodard evokes that noir atmosphere while working in a very un-noir setting.
But there's also a shift in setting, locating almost everything in the royal palace instead of throughout the city. That, plus the constant focus of all the characters on wards -- creating them, maintaining them, the danger of their destruction -- creates this very claustrophobic atmosphere. Confinement is all they have to keep themselves safe and even that isn't enough; what was supposed to be kept away finds them inside.
The atmosphere of confinement is built so wonderfully that, even though the confinement is repeatedly shown to be incomplete and easily ruptured, the point when the narrative breaks out of the palace and the city and its wards still feels quite wrong and terribly dangerous. Another point about Acatl, our poor protagonist. I quite like how fallible he is, especially his constant lapses of memory. It can be frustrating to see in a mystery protagonist, and one could argue that, without easy external memory like a notebook or smartphone, Acatl's memory should sharpen to compensate, but I like it anyway.
I feel like it would still be hard investigating a mystery with only his memory to aid him. It's an interesting little poke at mystery genre conventions. All of the praise I had in my post on the first book carries over. I never realized how fascinating Aztec mythology was until I started reading this series. It's always great to get more insight into these capricious, bloodthirsty gods and what motivates them, in addition to seeing more of the weird and wild supernatural creatures that populate this world.
I also liked that more often than not there's no such thing as a good option, that the only way for the characters to move forward is to sacrifice things that are precious to them, and that generally the best I never realized how fascinating Aztec mythology was until I started reading this series. I also liked that more often than not there's no such thing as a good option, that the only way for the characters to move forward is to sacrifice things that are precious to them, and that generally the best they can hope for is to make it to the end of the day without the whole world ending and, provided they're very, very lucky, not die.
Whether that means pledging the rest of your life to something you emphatically don't want to do, convincing a very angry god that your people deserve a second chance, or even just putting aside your personal differences and forcing yourself to work with someone you find personally repulsive, absolutely nothing in this world comes cheap. My primary complaint is pretty much the same one I had about the last book, which is that the complicated political entanglements with multiple factions backstabbing and plotting around each other could get pretty confusing and hard to follow.
I've always had issues with following political maneuvering in fiction, though and I definitely felt for Acatl in that regard , so that might just be me. Oct 26, Lorelei rated it liked it. I think for both this book and the first in the series, if there was a 3. The first one I enjoyed enough to bump up to 4, but this one not quite so much. For one, a lot more people die, which is just not my first choice in entertainment. But I mean, I can't complain that the book shouldn't be violent, it's set in an Aztec empire where all the gods are real and demand blood sacrifice, that's how it works.
It's just not so much for me. For another, I never felt as dra I think for both this book and the first in the series, if there was a 3. For another, I never felt as drawn into the plot or invested in the stakes. Which you'd think I would be, since the stakes are that the entire world could end.
But that's sort of the problem. In the very first chapter you learn that the Revered Speaker's death means the world is vulnerable to being eaten by demons. So, there are various complications along Acatl's quest to save the world from being eaten by demons, but like, I knew from that first chapter that the world would get really really close to being destroyed and then be saved, because it's not the kind of book that ends with total apocalypse. Even if I didn't already know there's another sequel.
Each new angry god and metaphysical concept isn't a heightening of the tension so much as a new potential source of confusion. Whereas Servant of the Underworld started out small scale, with one woman and one man's life at stake, and then gradually opened out into a wider danger, which is a structure that works better for me. Still, I like Acatl's awkward and utterly unambitious self, and I cared very much about his relationships with Ceyaxochitl and Teomitl. May 14, Gretchen rated it really liked it. The premise intrigued me enough just picking it up -there have been other murder mystery series set in older times than even this Sister Fidelma but those were all ended with real world answers.
This book takes real world events and adds a supernatural element and weaves and intricate story. There were a lot of players in this story with titles so I did get confused to who was who sometimes. But it was a steady, intriguing read. The characters are interesting, the first person POV works and th The premise intrigued me enough just picking it up -there have been other murder mystery series set in older times than even this Sister Fidelma but those were all ended with real world answers.
The characters are interesting, the first person POV works and the richness of the setting comes to life. I have bot read anything else about the Aztec empire in either fiction or non fiction that didn't talk about the Spanish invasion, so that was also interesting to me. All in all, not bad, and I will probably pick up others in the series if I see them on the shelf. Jan 06, Kara rated it it was amazing Shelves: mystery , myth. The Reverend Speaker - something between a pope and emperor - is dead, and in this land, the symbolic idea of a leader protecting the land spiritually is quite, quite real.
The boundaries between realm and thin - open in some places - and all sorts of creatures are ready to come tear the mortal world apart. This includes the star demons, beings made of stars, not just from the stars, and wow, just when you think you've seen all of what the human brain can come up with, I give you star demons. P The Reverend Speaker - something between a pope and emperor - is dead, and in this land, the symbolic idea of a leader protecting the land spiritually is quite, quite real.
People are dying right left and center, politicians only care about themselves, the world is falling apart - and one man is doing his best to put all the pieces together. A very high stakes adventure for what I can easily call my favorite pre-Colombian Aztec priest detective. Nov 21, Lauren Smith rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , myth-and-mythology , angry-robot. Book two, Harbinger of the Storm opens with the death of The Revered Speaker, ruler of the Mexica Empire, and with his passing the Fifth World is left vulnerable to destruction.
The Revered Speaker acts as the agent of the War and Sun god Huitzlipochtli, and without him Huitzlipochtli has no means of giving the human world his protection. And that gory possibility seems increasingly likely as various contenders vie for political power, looking only as far as their own interests and ignoring the carnage that might follow their actions.
Harbinger of the Storm finds Acatl to be much the same person he was in the first novel — torn between his principles on the one hand, and on the other the infuriating formalities that everyone lives by, but for which Acatl has little patience. This makes him even cooler.
He radiates the magical force of his goddess whenever his temper flares and he can summon ahuizotls lake monsters to aid him in a fight. And there are plenty of fights. Deceptive, power-lusting High Priests and councilmen drive the narrative, wielding dark magic and making secret alliances with capricious gods. They play apocalyptic political games even though star demons are on the verge of breaking the boundaries between worlds and threatening to bring the Fifth World to an end.
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Hi there, i'm looking for a book i have not read in years bit randomly remembered it. I remember it was about a teenage boy going to stay at his family's beach house or something similar to that, with his parents. And family friends stay at a beach house a short ways away, where the family had two girls, a younger one and an older one. Where he kissed the younger one his age at the fair in town, and the next summer ended up having sex with her older sister, evesn though her older sister was trying to get over his older brother.
I think his little brother drowns at the end of the book as far as i can remember. He paints a picture of a purple boat ,goes across a purple sea to a purple Island with purple animals. A storm comes and the purple dragon digs a hole to stay safe. All the animals and boy get inside the hole. After the storm they come out and everything is normal colors. I read this to my son in late 80's early 90's. It's about a little boy that can't go outside because it's raining out. So he paints a picture, everything is purple. He daydreamed about going in a purple boat to a purple Island with all purple animals.
A storm comes and the dragon digs a hole to keep safe. All the animals and little boy climbed inside. Hi, i can't find this book and its kinda upsetting for me, i cant completely remember what the whole thing is about but i can try to describe it to the best of my ability.
This book starts off with a girl but i dont remember where, i remember she got chased by someone with a knife i think. He was chasing her around docks and boats. Then she had gone home, and somehow the story led up to her on her way somewhere in a whole different dimension. And this boy travelled with her. I remember this part very specifically for some reason but i think they got seperated in the dark and she climbed up a jagged cliff?
She scraped up her hands and they found eachother in the end. I dont remember where they were going and why and i know this probably makes it difficult for anyone to help me and im sorry lol. Ive been looking for so long and i cant find it tho, please help! I'm in search of two books I read as a child The first one is about a little girl and her older brother. They go trick or treating one Halloween night when a witch is flying over and the witch falls, and the little girl helps the witch. The witch gives the girl the gift of making her fairy wand grant wishes but it backfires.
I specifically remember her wishing for everyone to have a puppy. The second one I don't remember as much, but I remember the main character is a little boy. I think he lives with his mother in a house in the country, and walks by this house with a dog outside. I can't remember if the dog was abused or a ghost but I remember the boy making friends with it I think. Looking for a book I read in high school. Takes place in the south sometime in early mid 20th century I think. About a young white married woman. I think they live on an old plantation. She becomes pregnant, can't understand why husband and his family not happy about it.
Discovers family secret of a black ancestor in the family tree. The famiily evidently does not want to pass on the gene. Marriage breaks down as she accepts the baby but husband does not. Kind of dark, borders on gothic. Hello, I can't remember the main plot of this book. But there were creatures the humans looked down on that worked for them.
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That seemed to be their purpose. They plotted against us to try to destroy us. Later in the book you find that these cretaures we're just humans genetically engineered to look like monsters. I need help finding my very first book that I've read. It was about an angel who fell in love with a girl. It was forbidden but the only way to keep them together is through marriage. The marriage is the ending. Also I think they had intercourse or something. It was an old novel.
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The book was modern like. It was small. Yeah hi! So I have been searching for a book I read when I was a teenager. I really dont remember the specifics but I do remember a lot of vague plot points. There were 2 main couples. The first of which were a young woman who just inherited this hotel from her aunt or someone and the guy is a businessman who is related to this aunt and wants the property he doesnt know the girl is related to the woman too.
The second female lead is the daughter of a tire company owner or CEO or something like that. And she runs away from her house and starts working at this hotel. Her love interest who was her fathers intern or apprentice of some sort follows her here and tries to woo her back. There are other plot points I vaguely remember like something about somebody releasing a bunch of mice in the kitchen on inspection day, and something about lady in a bathrobe trying to separate the second couple. The main character was a young man about to finish out high school.
He was a dab hand with biology, and his bio teacher had a thing with snails. The young man was going to try to obtain a college scholarship through his talent with science, but the scholarship was with a well known corporation that saturated his town, one that his mother was known to despise.
His mother worked at an assisted living facility, he and his friend either volunteered there, or worked there part-time. The young man's mother had a tape, I believe it was from his father. It had something to do with crocus flowers, crocodile tears, and a velveteen rabbit. The tape was connected with a girl who either has already appeared, or makes her entrance soon after that. The young man's mother warns him away from the corporation.
At some point a butterfly tattoo, perhaps blue or purple, becomes relevant. At some point the young man discloses the fact that he has heavy scarring on his face from an incident when he was younger involving a neighbor's dog. This, combined with a tall stature and a well built body, equate to the young man posing a threatening figure that he is uncomfortable with.
The corporation the story revolves around is revealed to contain a greenhouse and an education center, in with they grow and educate plant-based people. It is about a woman probably set in the south about a woman who sits against s tree and travels back through time. I think she wakes up and finds herself in the civil war era. I don't remember many details beyond that but I really loved the storyline. I think she did it more than once. Hello, I'm looking for a young adult book series.
There was a girl who was a witch? She saw her grandmother drowned as a witch by the town but escaped. She went to the forest to hide and found trolls? They traded for things with rocks and berries, they could not touch iron. They helped her to survive and eventually became their leader. They have special skills some are smart and some can stand the touch of iron. She eventually opens a door to another dimension? Where they can be safe. I am looking for a purple children's book about fairies in which there is a place called Feywild, I think, and there is line somewhere about telling a secret that you have never told before in order to leave the place and about trading chocolate or beads to fairies.
Iso a teen or young adult fiction novel written from a guy's perspective. It's about a girl who always wears crazy clowny outfits. They are in a school play, but she is cracking everyone up so they can't even say their lines. She fills in for them, which is even funnier, but when she gets to the guy, he sees that she's separate, so he mamages to say his lines. Any thoughts? I'm looking for a series about a girl magiced into looking like a boy. A female inheriting the throne will stop the reign of evil kings and power in the kingdom.
Her boy form goes away when she starts her menstruation and must hide away, seeking allies to help her get the throne. Please help!!! But it was about this girl and her little sister. So their father takes to to stay with some family in Mississippi I think to go look for their mom or something. And while staying there the older sister starts having dreams about the past, and she starts writing about them.
And she eventually gets the stories published I think. And she finds her mom but her mom leaves again. The setting is medieval, and I think all the kids were going to a school or program that trained them to be knights. All I remember pointedly is that most of the kids are boys but there's one character that is a girl, but she's "gross enough to fit in with the other kids" kind of trope. It's not much information, but I've been searching for a while- it's not one of the obvious big name children's series about medieval times or knights Please help! I also think that part of the main plot was some kind tournament to win the chance to protect some kind of king and she whas one of the only, if not the only girl trying out.
I am looking for the name of a book I read in elementary school. All I can remember is that it detailed these two kids, who were brother and sister I believe, sneaking into a government compound. I very specifically remember a scene were they sneak over razor wire, and another scene where they get found out by some guards and the girl pretends to throw up to get the guards to go away.
Finally, all I can remember is that inside the compound is an unbreakable, alien "string" that the government is figuring out how to break. Hello, I am looking for a book that is about a brother and sister falling in love. They get caught and the brother kills a few school classmates and tries to kill himself. However, he doesn't die and is in a coma. The sister and parents start a new life with new identities and she finds a love interest. The brother wakes up from the coma and finds the sister.
At the end the sister kills the brother and escapes with a new identity. The main character was a boy whose father was a professional musician Pianist I believe. It centered around what happens after the Father leaves because he couldn't handle the younger special needs child. I remember a couple specific scenes like when he left their luxury apartment he took the Grand Piano which really bothered the MC.
Father offers to let MC come live with him but he decides to stay with his family. The mother is very stressed out and she also owns a nail painting shop. The main character used to live in a house filled with nature and everywhere they would look there were plants of all kinds. I'm looking for a book, I don't know the author neither a book name. The book is about two girls who settled down at the boys apartment, because in their hostel is no hot water. One of the girl lives in one room with her boyfriend, and another sleeps on the coutch, because she doesnt know that other guy.
But in the end of the book they both are in love. Can anyone tell what is this book name or author??
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Immigrant family from Sweden or Norway settles in the Midwest in pioneer days. Immigrant daughter falls in love with local cattle ranchers son. The have a hard winter and the immigrant family almost starve. Hi I'm looking for a book, I remember that there where two brothers that lived alone in a cold country up north of Europe, I don't know if Iceland, Sweden o Finland or Greenland, and they a kind of robot servant or babysitter that it takes care of the children, they go online school and they do exercise in their home, suddenly i don't recall why they travel to time history I believed by a device, I dint recall really.
OK I read two books about them, they travel to ancient Greece and they help some characters in their adventure, for example in the book when they travel to ancient Greece, one of the brothers falls ill because too many exercises when they do it in their home and they treat him whit a cold towel in his forehead and when they are in Greece they help a warrior who ran all the marathon to deliver a message whit the same technique.
ANd the second book they travel in the sea and have an adventure with pirates and raids in the sea and I only remember that they were to send to an island with some of their friend's characters to an island and they eat bubblegum to trick the hunger. They go back to their home but is a series of book to teach you about history.
All I remember is a troll who lived in a shipwreck in the desert and ate people and kept their toes on a necklace. There was also an emphasis on wood I think? It was about a teenage abusive relationship where the boy burns her hand I believe with a cigarette lighter and ends up committing carbon monoxide suicide with new boyfriend I think. I am looking for a book I read about a year ago.
Here is what I remember. A little girl was sitting on her grandpas lap and he just gave her a new doll he gave her a different one one her birthday and music was playing in background and then he was up dancing with her when the library door opened enough for someone to shoot the grandpa dead. Pls help. I'm looking for a book I read in college for child psychology about a little girl who was violent and killed the school fish by plucking their eyes out with her pencil. She was moved around to various foster homes. I believe the social worker is the one telling the story.
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Finding a book about two best friends they have a class pet a snake and one day it goes missing and they have to find out who took the snake. Some time. Hope that's it. Looking for a novel I read that was published in the 70's or possibly early 80s. He walks and finds a cave or some underground place and a relic is there. Rudolph I'm looking for a book about a spoiled king demanding an apparently impossible new food, something hot and something cold at the same time.
A kid somehow invents ice cream with fudge sauce to meet his unreasonable demands. I thought it was in the Dr. Seuss Bartholomew Cubbins series, but can't find it anywhere. I read a book maybe 13 years ago in kindergarten. Walking, talking, people-sized fish were a main occurrence. It was a picture book. I read a book about 10 or so years ago, it could've been published earlier. Her father is a part of a wealthy family, she's born between him and a maid? Said family head instead adopts a boy who is completely unrelated, boy goes missing?
The girl and boy meet again as adults when the family gathers at the house because someone is ill? A series of events happen and they sleep together, multiple times, run away together to an abandoned house? By the end of the book, the girl knows the truth of who her father is, who also dies while protecting her, who she is, and that she stands to inherit a large sum of money.
I'm looking for a book I read in middle school. Probably about 15 years ago, but it could have been written in the 90s. I barely remember any details but it's about this boy who lives in the ground. Literally is a part of the dirt. I don't recall what makes him be able to come out but he does. He turns into a boy, falls in love with this girl, but eventually has to return to the dirt.
The book cover shows what looks like a boy trying to crawl out of the ground with half his face cracked or blending with the first and the hand that is reaching out has a pinky that looks like a root. I read this book maybe 6 or 7 years ago. It was about this girl who moved in with her godfather for some reason and he lives in a mansion by himself and he's had past wives but doesnt really elaborate what happened. Half the estate is breaking down and stuff. She goes exploring and in the attic she finds this bracelet that she realizes is made from braided red hair from his past wives.
He finds out later that she knows he killed them all and there's this big showdown in the church and the ghosts of the wives help her kill him. The cover was of the girl in a old timey poofy dress in front of a section of the mansion thats been overrun by ivy and greenery. Thank you! This is a long shot. I read a children's book in the early 70s may have been written in 60s about a little boy who won't eat his dinner. Then he goes through a hole in the wall or maybe a mirror? He meets a Native American man and must compete against him to drink a lake of milk and eat a mountain of mashed potatoes.
I don't know why the book stuck with me all these years.