Just like in real life, work, friendship and storytelling are important parts of Johanson's beautifully built world. The author is an avid kayaker and her love and knowledge of the outdoors imbues her narrative with a rich verisimilitude.
As well, the reader will remember spunky, sympathetically drawn Jenia for a long time.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Ursula Pflug reviews Paula Johanson's Tower in the Crooked Wood for the Peterborough Examiner
Ursula Pflug reviews Paula Johanson's YA fantasy Tower in the Crooked Wood (Bundoran Press) for the Peterborough Examiner, concluding: