Monday, June 21, 2010

House of Dolls by Francesca Lia Block

"Wildflower, Rockstar, and Miss Selene lived in a house from another time, a white house with a red roof and red shutters and a red front door."

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Summary: Madison Blackberry's dolls--Wildflower, Rockstar, and Miss Selene--have lives that she envies, with their beautiful clothes and warm, cozy house, while she's lonely most of the time.

Harper Collins; 61 pages

2 comments:

Martha said...

Not much happens in this book. It's almost entirely narrative, with very little dialog or action. The doll characters and general tone of the book are way too precious to appeal to contemporary kids. The story is didactic and the only conflict (the sullen girl who owns the dolls) is resolved too easily. I can't imagine how this book would hold any child's interest.

Anonymous said...

I agree. This was a quick read, but somewhat boring.