Friday, August 5, 2011
The Witches of Dredmoore Hollow by Riford McKenzie
Title: The Witches of Dredmoore Hollow
Author: Riford McKenzie
Genre: Junior Fantasy
Premise: "Strange things begin happening at Elijah's New England home just before his twelfth birthday in 1927, especially after two aunts he had never met whisk him away to Moaning Marsh, where he realizes that they are witches who need something from him in order to remove a curse." (King County Library System)
Opinions: This was a very different read and I liked it. Elijah is unusual in that he openly admits that he is afraid of, and worries about, everything. So when some worries come to reality Elijah is forced to find strength within himself to overcome his fears. I loved that he is forced to fight against very unusual odds in this unique world that the author has created and the struggle to find balance within one's own family. I'm afraid to tell you much more about the story for fear of giving too many things away.