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By: Owls Nest Books  09-12-2011

Miranda’s world is turned down when her best friend Sal wants nothing more to do with her.  He won’t even talk to her and tell her why.  Now she has to find new people to eat lunch with.  She has to walk home from school by herself, and pass by the homeless man who is always saying weird things.  And who can she tell about the mysterious notes that seem to predict the future?

Liked how it wrapped up all the stories in the end.
Confusing in parts.
Characters were very well developed.
Laughing man was really scary at times.
Excellent book.
Really like concept.
Definitely a book for an older reader.
Really made you think.
Difficult read for younger reader.
More a thinking book then an action book.
Little difficult to understand time concept.
Really like the characters.
Really got a taste for Miranda’s life.
Dragged in places.
Does help if have read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.
Like it better if have read several times.

Final score: 7.917647 out of 10

In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life’s questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family’s fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.

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