In case you are wondering what a "boneshaker" is . . . it's what they called these old-fashioned bicycles. I take it they were not the smoothest of rides. As it so happens, we have not one, but two, books in the library by the same name, one of which I read over Spring Break.
I honestly think I was drawn to this book because I really like the cover. The book is ok. It didn't change my life or anything, but I did read the whole thing. Is that an endorsement or what? Kate Milford wrote Greenglass House, a WAW book from a few years ago, that also had a terrific cover, and that I was kind of meh about. Don't get me wrong, these are good books. I just have the nagging feeling that they don't live up to their potential. The ideas are terrific, but the pacing is a little slow, and I never really feel very connected to any of the characters. (MHouse)
Here is the other book we have by the same name. It is a steam punk thing, and I have not read it. If you have, let me know what you think.
I know a lot of you really enjoy graphic novels. Here is one available on the web that you can read.
Wonderlust is a new webcomic by Diana Nock set in the fictional city of Wyeth, MA. It's a longform spooky slice-of-life adventure starring a girl named Sally Kalloway as she grows up and learns the true meaning of Halloween! (Sally's a little too smart for her own good sometimes, and that can complicate things.) It's recommended for ages 13+, but there's no objectionable content.
A new panel goes up every Monday, and you can start reading here.