Reviews by legofan
i found some of the language and context offensive, but it's a long-loved classic, so what can I say?
I love this collection! The illustrations are great, and it seems so authentic. I am a mystery lover, and as is always pointed out, Holmes's conclusions are always so logical, but so impossible to come by. I also love the Victorian English.
I loved Kingsolver's voice and style. The plot was exciting, yet light and interesting. I also loved all of the unique personalities represented by the characters. Turtle was a metaphor for many resilient rebirths, and Taylor's hard-headed stubbornness was nicely accented by Lou Ann's timid determination.
The plot and characters are enticing. The reading level is relatively simple, but the content is precious. Anderson's voice and style remind me of Avi.
The book was mildly interesting from a historical aspect. Otherwise, I found some flaws in the story, and a dragged out, boring plot line.