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Posted November 23, 2012
I'll just say it, I was expecting something about a circus. Not
I'll just say it, I was expecting something about a circus. Not that I'm crazy about them but the beginning sentences made me believe that the polot would center on a circus. Wrong. Told in alternating prose and graphic novel chapters, this is the story of teen angst, sibling rivalry, and grief. Tessa and her best friend let Tessa's younger sister, Lulu, hang out with them. When the circus comes to town and Lulu steals the heart of Tessa's crush, Charlie, Tessa tries to reign in her jealousy and begins to secretly see a bad-boy loner from town. The graphic novel chapters show Tessa as Medusa, her unruly hair as snakes, with a centaur and minotaur thrown in (guess which of the group of friends is each one?). The feel of the chapters seems jerky when gong back and forth the chapters. While I enjoyed the story for the most part, I don't see interest in it from my middle school readers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.