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The Crying Rocks

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.

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This book is slower and more thoughtful than many of Jane Taylor Lisle's others, and only patient, experienced readers are likely to be drawn in. Lisle specializes in two themes: the hint, usually unexplained, of fantasy or the supernatural in everyday life, and shifting perspectives that keep both characters and readers guessing about what's true and what isn't. Both are at play here.

It's a mystery of sorts, and discovering the truth will keep some readers turning the pages. Others will find the lack of action or vibrant characters dull. It has its moments, but it lacks the visionary lyricism of Lisle's best work.

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