review. I, of course, agree completely. I can chime in that I am totally in LOVE with how all of the different pieces and parts of story lines were woven together by the end. I have a deeper love for the scouts because I had the amazing chance to see several drafts of the Sugar Man, from when it was a stack of papers held together by a binder clip to the final, published book. It was like the world's greatest lesson in writing. Really, at some point a publisher should print a book that shows the drafts and processes; it would give great hope to students everywhere who struggle with the revision process! So, listen to me and the NYT, run to your local book store and fall in love with True Blue Scouts of the Sugar Man Swamp. On a related note, it has to be considered a Newbery contender.
And once you read and love this book, you are sure to love all of her other books, past and future, for she is an amazing fairy book-mother, but an even