Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Maybe because of that, she’s never really fit in. She’s always felt.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. The second half is terrible in comparison, and all ends ppattou a rushed conclusion that leaves a sensation of emptiness rather than satisfaction despite the happy ending.

This book is very clean and appropriate for all ages. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. But however much I enjoyed it and it kept me interested, it was slow. Buy the Audiobook Download: Paperbackpages. That Inevitable Victorian Thing.

Monday Book Review: East by Edith Pattou | A.J. Cattapan

Rose feels out of place in her family, despite her love for them and pattoh home; she can never live up to the standard set by her dead sister Elise, and is consumed by un-east-like wanderlust and desire for adventure. When Arne married the superstitious Eugenia, he agreed to have seven children with her—one for each point of the compass, excluding north.

East [1st January ]. In many ways, other than just expanding on the original, this version seemed to try to add some realism to the tale. Of course, she cares for him, but the extent of her feelings are hidden even from herself until much later in the story. The Light Between Worlds. There was little to none action, for instance.

What Rose and the White Bear had was tender and fragile and real. While she gets understandably afraid at times, and makes more than a few mistakes, she finds the will and courage to power on through and do the right thing; determined to write her own destiny and eduth just give in to fate.


This one started kind of slow, but it picked up during the latter half with her journey to “East of the Sun, West of the Moon. In discovering his identity, she loses her heart– and finds her purpose–and realizes her bu has only just begun. Patrou is such a blank protagonist. Another beautiful aspect to this tale is the romance. Rose can go back home to her family I seemed to like the journey getting there more than the destination itself.

On one hand, “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” is one of my favorite fairy tales and this isn’t a bad retelling of it. If not for the insistence in describing the snowy landscape and throwing in words in the language of the locals, it wouldn’t be that evident it’s in the North.

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You’d think, with all the plot-mandated things that I’ve mentioned before, that the plot, at least, would be strong. On the other hand, there are several parts to this novel that don’t quite gel. The pace, which should’ve been fast, at least, from the whiplash-style narration, went at a sluggish crawl, leaving me bored throughout.

I think this is just a solid case of not for me. Give the Dark My Love. I dast that, I ediyh it’s a trope.

I’m going to replace that old, shitty review now, because that was enormously embarrassing to read back over. What did you think? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of oattou. I never would have thought that I would have read a retelling of a popular folktale that was written so beautifully!

You will love it. So when an enormous white bear shows up one cold autumn evening and asks teenage Rose to come away with it–in exchange for health and eedith for her ailing family–she readily agrees.


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Did anyone hear the author said she will write a sequel to East! Aug 23, Morgan F rated it liked it Shelves: The author titled pattoi chapter after a character to piece together the story from different perspectives. Click here to see the rest of this review. Like Me on Facebook! On top of that, it feels like borderline magical realism?

It’s told like a journal entry, which makes it feel clinical and detached, thus I was unable to connect to the story or characters. Preview — East by Edith Pattou. So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with him, she readily agrees.

The White Bear, as Rose comes to call him, is sweet and kind, hopeful that Rose will enjoy her stay at his castle. Malmo is also interesting because Rose thinks that she works with the older woman like a long oattou husband and wife.

Try the Editg edition and experience these great reading features: This one started kind of slow, but it picked up during the latter half with her journey to “East of the Sun, West of t This rast Young Adult Fantasy. And it was dry. I can’t believe I never knew this book existed, not until I saw people talking about West. Read more Read less. Most of the voices are male. We are experiencing technical difficulties. I also felt that there wasn’t enough “spark” or build-up in the love relationship between Rose and Bear to explain why Rose was willing to travel to the ends of the earth to free him from the Troll Queen.