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Review from Amazon


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The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin (Paperback) In fairness, I might have given this four stars, but I read a .pdf file on my Kindle with font so small I had to place the device under a slide and use my daughter's microscope to read the file. Perhaps I exaggerate (perhaps) but my eyes aren't getting any younger and for whatever reason, be it the original .pdf file or the limitation of the eInk Kindle reader which wouldn't let me increase the font size (think 3 point!), it really did require a degree of squinting and suffering to read. Which didn't stop me from being completely and utterly enthralled, and cursing my old eyes when I got too tired to read. Rachel Griffin is a Good Egg. You'd want to be her best friend (if you were 13) or her mom (at any age). Jagi Lamplighter has written a Dick Francis novel, if Dick Francis were (think Harry Potter)a broomstick jockey, and a tween. Rachel Griffin's adventures feel like an admixture of Rick Riordan's Camp Half-blood mythology and Rowling's Harry Potter's school stories: but that's unfair to Lamplighter, because this is a unique vision. My 10-year-old (Harry Potter and Rick Riordan junkie) daughter loves the book, despite having to use her microscope to read it (She's got first dibs on the dead-tree version as soon as those nice UPS gentlemen deliver it to our door. Because yes, we're going to re-read it.) Give it to your daughter, too. Just don't be surprised if you get hooked, yourself. Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon. (link)
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