Caroline Starr Rose
picture book and middle-grade author
Natalie Aguirre says
February 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Yeah, I loved that book too.
February 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm
Or, you want to remember the day you wished you could write like that.
Loved the book, too!
February 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm
I just finished reading this a few weeks ago and loved it. I want to be able to write like that as well.
sally apokedak says
February 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm
That is without a doubt one of the most beautifully written books ever. I disagree with the author’s worldview in a big way. I’m about as anti-feminist as you can come. So I couldn’t love the book. And yet, I have to hand it to Jennifer Donnelly. She’s one of the best writers I’ve ever read. If I ever write half as well, I’ll consider myself a great success.
Rosslyn Elliott says
February 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Interesting! I looked up one of her adult historical romance books some time ago, and thought it was good quality but not great. But when I just looked at the first pages of A Northern Light, I agree that the writing is terrific. Maybe she found her voice in young adult writing! I’ll have to read the whole thing.
Heidi Willis says
February 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm
I’ve never read that, but a recommendation from you is all I need to know I’d love it. 🙂
I think that so often when I read, especially lately. Do you think all those brilliant authors think the same?
Irene Latham says
February 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm
Have you had a chance yet to read REVOLUTION? Hard to like the main character, and the passages told through letters are a bit dense, but overall a really impressive read. SO much research! And her writing is just plain inspiring. Would love to hear your thoughts!
Caroline Starr Rose says
February 7, 2011 at 8:27 pm
I think one reason I’ve responded so strongly to the story (beyond the gorgeous writing) is the protagonist, Mattie. She strikes me as a character I’d have befriended, if she were real, and all.
She reminds me a lot of Francie from A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, another character I adore.
A.L. Sonnichsen says
February 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm
You just keep making me add books to my tbr list, don’t you!! 😉
Lisa Schroeder says
February 8, 2011 at 12:41 am
One of my all-time favorite books. Now I want to reread it. 🙂
Joanne Fritz says
February 8, 2011 at 1:38 am
Every writer is unique. You already write like yourself, Caroline. And you’re obviously good at it or you wouldn’t have a contract!
That said, I often wish I could write like certain authors too.
A Northern Light has been on my TBR list forever. Now I’ll have to push it up a few notches. If you liked it that much, it must be terrific! (And A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my all-time favorites.)
Tricia J. O'Brien says
February 8, 2011 at 5:06 am
This book is on my shelf, waiting for me to get to it. I read Revolution first and was blown away by her writing. After your simple but to the point post, I’m cracking open A Northern Light asap.
February 9, 2011 at 1:47 am
You will write like that, just keep believing in your self and your dream…I admire you,you go girl. I wish I had followed my writing dream’s…who know’s maybe I will. Keep up the good work.Love,Debbie
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