Tuesday, September 6, 2011


"Troubling A Star" by Madeleine L'Engle
Product Description(Amazon.com)
The Austins have settled back into their beloved home in the country after more than a year away. Though they had all missed the predictability and security of life in Thornhill, Vicky Austin is discovering that slipping back into her old life isn’t easy. She’s been changed by life in New York City and her travels around the country while her old friends seem to have stayed the same. So Vicky finds herself spending time with a new friend, Serena Eddington—the great-aunt of a boy Vicky met over the summer.
Aunt Serena gives Vicky an incredible birthday gift—a month-long trip to Antarctica. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But Vicky is nervous. She’s never been away from her family before. Once she sets off though, she finds that’s the least of her worries. She receives threatening letters. She’s surrounded by suspicious characters. Vicky no longer knows who to trust. And she may not make it home alive.
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Square Fish; First Edition edition (September 2, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031237934X
ISBN-13: 978-0312379346

MY THOUGHTS: When I picked this book up I didn't know it was series of books. But it is just as good as a stand alone. What really hooked me on this book was the beginning. Vicky is describing where she is. She's on an Ice Berg in the middle of the ocean with a seal. What I wanted to know is how she got there. The book takes you from Vicky's home to Antarctica. While on the trip Vicky keeps getting mysterious notes from Adam. Adam is a student at LeNoir station at Antarctica. It all starts when Aunt Serena gives her the tickets to go to Antarctica. She gets mysterious notes in her locker warning her not to go. Then along the way at several stops she gets all these mysterious letters and postcards from Adam warning her about something, but she's not sure what it is. Keep in mind Antarctica is a neutral country but everyone wants their piece of it. I can't really say too much more as it will give the whole book away. Really good book.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!