Emily A.

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ISBN: 9781608192090
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2010

I enjoyed the vivid characters, many of whom are not given proper names (the potter, the mayor, the deputy, etc.). The feel of the story is somewhere between a fable and a slapstick comedy. You see the impending conflict and can't help but groan and laugh. The enjoyment comes from the way the conflict plays out. However, Valeria's desire to change her habits and the difficult choices thrust upon the potter build depth and interest.