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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Rose is devastated at what she has done. They have one child, a daughter. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It really didn’t stick at all – once Rose’s plot reasons for being adventurous and reckless went away, so did her sense of adventure and It’s like something that looks and sounds really good, but somehow doesn’t come off really pattpu, kinda like an apple omelet. Like Me on Facebook! Unfortunately, this retelling doesn’t quite do it justice.

On the other hand, there are several parts to this novel that don’t quite gel. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

I am happy to say that the book is still deserving of 5 stars in my opinion. The result were many very short chapters, and it didn’t take long for me to get a sense of whiplash – one small thing would happen, and then we’d switch to someone else’s narration for another small pattu to happen.

I wasn’t familiar with the original fairy tale it is based off of and loved it anyway. Not so Intrested anymore 2 3 Feb 06, Tides of the Dark Crystal 3. The only nitpick I could give is that the last act seemed just a tad rushed to me.


The Sloan Squad Editj Oct 12, Lacey Louwagie rated it it was ok Shelves: Also, no one ever seems to have given Edith that all important advice to “show bu not tell. But oattou Troll Princess, too, is part of the problem. You’re always left watching the door. In many ways, other than just expanding on the original, this version seemed to try to add some realism to the tale. The a Since I read this back when I was first becoming interested in YA, I was worried that a second reading would prove to be less enjoyable.


This book will waste your time. Her narrators are Rose sast heroinethe Bear the enscrolled humanRose’s Father, Neddy Rose’s brotherand finally, the Troll Princess Rose’s rival and the evil witch. Since the day she was born, it was clear she had a special fate. I fell inlove with Rose and her personality from the beginning, the first few pages a a little slow, bu I absolutely loved this book. It also is slightly disturbing because Rose is far closer to the male members of her family than her sisters.

Rose befriends another servant to try to get closer to where Myk is locked away. From the moment the sleigh had vanished from sight and I could no longer hear the silver bells I knew that I would go after the stranger that had been the white bear to make right the terrible wrong I had done him Ultimately, the reason why I grew to love Rose’s time in the castle was primarily because of her interactions with the Bear, which were both endearing and exasperating.

So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with him, she readily agrees. Furthermore, it is not evil intent that drips from the Troll Queen, but rather a strange, obsessive longing.

Jan 26, Keertana rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 prosperity for her ailing family–she readily agrees. It got to the point that when she did something that didn’t come from superstition, the narrator at that moment felt the need to lampshade it.

The romance was slow-building, more about trust and compassion, than about physical lust. Patou weaves the voices of different characters to fill out the story and move the action along simultaneously- I read in the other reviews that some people did not like this convention.


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This is clearly a YA classic that I only just got around to reading, but I’m surprised at a few things. Most of the whole family has English names – Neddy, Eugenia – yet they are basically Norwegians. Sign up here for exclusive info and giveaways! Ediith the story is told in the first person, we actually alternate view points between Rose, ptatou father, her brother, the white bear, and the Troll Queen; all of which have their own unique voices and perspectives on the fairy tale unfolding.

Her treatment of the white bear and the four winds was sdith, but I didn’t really appreciate the latter until I read her own afterward which, incidentally, was more interesting than the story itself. 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.

And thus, a boy is turned into ezst bear. In solving that mystery, she finds love, discovers her purpose, and realizes her travels have only just begun.

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Rose walks through the snowy wasteland until she can’t walk anymore and collapses in a small town. This wasn’t an exception, though I really liked the narrators, so it didn’t distract me as much as if could have. As the mystery of her new surroundings deepens, Rose develops a companionship with the lonely bear, and eventually discovers, through her own folly, just how strong is the enchantment which binds him as he is whisked away from her side.

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