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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Review of Dingo by Charles de Lint
High school senior Miguel's life is turned upside down when he meets new girl Lainey, whose family has just moved from Australia. With her tumbled red-gold hair, her instant understanding of who he is, and her unusual dog—with fur the same colour as her hair—Lainey is unforgettable. And, as he quickly learns, she is on the run from an ancient bargain made by her ancestors. There's no question that Miguel will do whatever he can to help her—but what price will each of them have to pay?
This is one of my favorite authors. His books combine Native peoples mythology be it Celtic or Native American. I've read many of his books and they are always great for transporting me to another world just beyond the realm of our own. If you want to know more about him and his work go to Charles de Lint's website.
I enjoyed this YA novel because it has all the elements of fantasy, shape shifters, another world different from our own and characters that take your breath away. All of his books make you feel good about humanity and also shows the good and the bad of society. If you've never read any of his works try Dingo.