Monday, September 14, 2009

Review: Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood


genre: young adult fantasy

Instead of the usual review, this time I will be doing an interview with the main character of the book, named Brown Hannah.

me: Brown Hannah, tell me about yourself.

Brown Hannah: Well, I live on the borders of the Tanglewood - alone, except for my animal companions.

me: The Tanglewood, huh? I've heard around the village that the Tanglewood is sorta "creepy."

Brown Hannah: Not to me! I've lived my life amongst the trees and while I get the sense that people from the village are wary of me and my ability to heal - and that the flowers and plants that grow in my hair are distracting to them, they still are willing to come to me when they need help.

me: Flowers and plants grow in your hair?

Brown Hannah: They do! And somehow they know just what would be best for whatever healing I need to do. The foliage in my hair comes up a lot and makes my story more interesting and gives it a fantastical element.

me: I have to agree. Is there a bad guy in your story?

Brown Hannah: Of course. But I don't want to give that away, now do I?

me: True. Is there love? A journey? Can your story give me a wonderful sense of the earth and the depth of its ability to heal us? Do you speak with a lilting accent and use awesome and rarely-used vocabulary explain the world around you?

Brown Hannah: A bit. Yes. Yes, and yes.

me: IS there really a treasure at the heart of the Tanglewood?

Brown Hannah: If only someone could tell ME!! A big part of my story is me working out this very question. Although the answer may seem a bit obvious to some readers, when I realize for myself the answer to the treasure question, it still makes for good reading.

me: WELL.

Brown Hannah: Yes. Well. I'd best be going now.

me: Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts today Brown Hannah. I'll be passing this book along for sure.

6 comments:

Shanda said...

That was a lot of fun to read! Thanks for sharing your book review in such a fun way.

Melissa said...

Very clever, Corinne. (And NO spoilers!)

bermudaonion said...

What a fun way to do a review! I love it!

Tricia said...

My mind kept wanting to switch it to Hannah Brown. Fun review!

Ladytink_534 said...

Interesting! When you talked about the plants growing in her hair I couldn't help but think about faeries. Sounds like a lovely story.

Jena said...

Hey, I have this book. I like Pierce's Darkangel trilogy best of all her books though. (But the Firebringer trilogy was pretty interesting, too.)

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