Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Review: Me My Elf and I

Book: Me, My Elf, and I
Author: Heather Swain
Pages: 279
Bought, Received, or Rented: Rented from the library! I was very excited when I saw it there!
Rating: 4 out of 5
Cover Rating: 3.8 out of 5
I don't like that half of the face is on the cover, and then it is finished on the spine and back cover, I wish that just the half of the face was on the cover but something different on the spine and back.

Who knew that elves weren't short, but they are really model tall? Well, in Alverland, the community of elves, they are for sure not what "elders" would expect! Everyone is always happy, perky, and nice to each other. Everyone loves each other and life is less complicated socially than with regular humans. 15 year old Zephyr is happy about who she is, however, she wants to be able to perform and Alverland just doesn't have what she desires. So, Zephyr convinces her parents that she is ready to go to real school when they move to Brooklyn, New York. Zephyr soon finds out how different being an elf is compared to what everyone else is like. And she is so confused! What are all those abbreviations that everyone uses? LoL, JK, etc...., how will she be able to do it? Soon though, Zephyr makes two great friends and is on the fast tracks to popularity, until she makes a mistake that could ruin everything....

Heather Swain really put together a story that gives a whole new idea on who elves are. Its true, we always expect elves to be short and wear little pointy caps that have jingles on the tops, but why? Why are they short? What do they do when its not Christmas time? Heather switched up the classic views of elf's and made them very original in her story! "Me My Elf and I" was really cute and had some good lessons in it. I do wish that a few of the characters were a bit more developed though. Overall, "Me, My Elf, and I" was a cute, light read! Enjoy!


Danielle said...

Great review! I don't know if I'll pick this one up, though.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, sounds good. Not sure whether I'll read it, but great review!!

Bookworm said...

I have this on my shelf and I'm excited to begin! I'm not a big fan of the cover, either, though...

Rachel said...

Good review! I saw this on a giveaway somewhere. I think the only time I thought elves were short was when I was seven and watched Peter Pan. Since I've watched the Lord of the Rings and read Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series I always thought of them as being regular height but really pretty, intelligent, immortal, and mean.