Friday, February 1, 2008

Undercover By Beth Kephart

Like a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac, Elisa ghostwrites love notes for the boys in her school. But when Elisa falls for Theo Moses, things change fast. Theo asks for verses to court the lovely Lila—a girl known for her beauty, her popularity, and a cutting ability to remind Elisa that she has none of these. At home, Elisa's father, the one person she feels understands her, has left on an extended business trip. As the days grow shorter, Elisa worries that the increasingly urgent letters she sends her father won't bring him home. Like the undercover agent she feels she has become, Elisa retreats to a pond in the woods, where her talent for ice-skating gives her the confidence to come out from under cover and take center stage. But when Lila becomes jealous of Theo's friendship with Elisa, her revenge nearly destroys Elisa's ice-skating dreams and her plan to reunite her family.

This book was fantastically written. The whole book was like a poem. It was truly great. I am not saying that I truly enjoyed the book, but it was good. It wasn't what I expected. I expected a bit more dialogue. It was more descriptive then anything else. I think the Kephart can write and I will most likely read more of her books. I think whomever likes poetry, metaphors, and similies will like this book.

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1 comment:

  1. It was wonderful to find your review here today—I always gain such insight from honest readers. Thanks for giving UNDERCOVER a chance, and for giving it space on your page.

    Beth Kephart


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