Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ALAN's Picks

By complete fluke, I discovered last night that The Dust of 100 Dogs was reviewed for ALAN’s Picks: November 2008, at ALAN Online. I love ALAN, and think it's a great organization, and enjoy reading the printed review, as well as their interviews. Here's how they describe ALAN's Picks: “ALAN’s Picks” is a recurring post on ALAN Online featuring book reviews of the newest titles in Young Adult Literature. Reviews are compiled and posted monthly. Be sure to visit ALAN Online often to read more about the newest titles from the best authors in the business. And here's an outtake from the review by Ann A. Wolf: Ms. King has the reader hooked from the beginning and continues to pull one in as each chapter reveals more information about Emer’s life before and after she became a pirate. Parts are gory but pirate stories often contain violence and gore. So glad to know folks understand that real pirates were gory people in these days of pretty Disney pirates. It's one of the reasons I love to write about history. So often it's dressed up and served in history books without the reality check, and yet the reality check is the best part. (I'm reading CHAINS right now - talk about a reality check!) And a heartfelt thank you for those of you who were kind enough to say sweet things about my senior picture. I know for next time never to dare Lisa McMann.


Anne Spollen said...

Great news, Amy! Can't wait to read this one.

I'm going over to read your review right now :)

A.S. King said...

A few details are a bit off, but it's a nice review. Funny. I never thought that it begged a sequel before.

Thanks for dropping by, Anne!