Sunshine – Robin McKinley
Speak – 9780142411100
Here’s the thing. Julie and I picked the book we wanted to review for this week. Why haven’t we reviewed it? USPS hates me. They HATE me. Why else haven’t I gotten my copy yet? There is no other answer. They leave me a little pink slip requesting my signature, I sign, I leave pink slip where they left it. Next day…another pink slip somewhere else in my building! Come on! Am I supposed to leave you a note in EVERY possible location? Just leave me the box! So, we will save that review for next week, unless this is war, in which case I’ll never get my book.
So, this week I asked Julie if it was A-OK if I reviewed one of my favorite books for the blog. She said yes – of course – otherwise this would also be considered an act of war. Here goes. I love Robin McKinley. Just do. True, sometimes I do want her to cut back on some descriptions, but that just depends on how tired I am when I’m reading. Otherwise she is just fabulous. One of my favorite of her novels is SUNSHINE. Now McKinley fans out there will know that SUNSHINE was originally published (like most of McKinley’s books) as an adult novel. But (again, like most of her novels) it is now being re-released as a YA novel. SCORE! Now I can blog about it here and there’s nothing you can do about it!
And one final plus to this book. There is no sequel. This isn’t a trilogy. Or a quadrilo…gy? McKinley has pondered the idea of writing a sequel but has never confirmed (as far as I can remember), but that is ok! Why? Because this world is so perfectly created that she doesn’t have to write a sequel – I already wrote one…in my head. And it’s awesome. How awesome? Pretty much perfect.