Monday, March 28, 2011

A new review for Max and Menna

OK, so this is neither here nor there, but a few weeks back I got a review from ForeWord reviews that I have been meaning to share. I normally keep these things to snippits, but this one makes me very, very happy. I'm including a paragraph below.

"The dialogue, particularly in scenes between Menna and Nick, sparkles. Kelley has managed to keep a young, idealistic (and sometimes anxious) tone in her characters' voices, which saves Max and Menna from seeming old hat. As a first novel, Max and Menna is very fine. As James Wood says, “Our memories are aesthetically untalented.” But Kelley shows, with ease, that the freshness of those early days playing in the woods can be reclaimed at any time—that we can relive, through her characters, the big- hearted hopes and dreams we all once had, a long time ago."

Visit "" for the whole review!

I am (still) 25 pages from the end of Wicked... must.finish.reading. It sooo good. How have I not read this before?


  1. Congratulations. What a wonderful review.

  2. I LOVED your comment on my blog. Thanks so much!

  3. Thanks, Matthew. I am glad to see you tackle that subject matter. I often think people forget that the Internet is not private, and thus also forget their courtesy!