Saturday, June 28, 2008

Review: Half Human

Half-human edited by Bruce Coville

This collection of short stories is entirely unique. Containing nine short stories by some of the leading fantasy YA writers (including Tamora Pierce, Bruce Coville, Nancy Springer, and Jane Yolen) this book explores people that are not quite human, and animals that are not fully animals. You’ll find the expected selkie, mermaid, and boy with wings stories. But what about a princess who is half-dragon? Or a tree that has become human, but is still a tree at heart? An absolutely amazing variety is contained in these pages. The characters are torn between the situations, appearances, and emotions of two worlds and must learn how to find their place. I must admit that the illustrations for the stories are a little strange, but the stories are absolutely magical. So don’t let the creepy Photoshop pages stop you! A great collection, featuring a wide range of stories and viewpoints. Not to be missed!

Shady Glade Rating: 8/10

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