Over the weekend, we were pleased to throw a book party for our friend and colleague Emily Ecton, author of the new novel for young readers, Boots and Pieces. Emily lives and breathes kid lit, and this is her first published contribution to the field. Like all the best writers, she wrote the book that she wanted to read. I admire her for that, and bitterly, enviously loathe her for already having written the two sequels.
Since the book is for young readers, and I happened to have a young reader lying around (literally, usually on the new couch in the playroom) I asked her to prepare a review to share with others at the party. Here it is:
Boots and Pieces just might have been the funniest book I’ve ever read. What’s so amazing about it is how it’s so funny and still frightening and suspenseful. And the characters are, like, wow. [Addressing the author].I mean, how did you come up with them? It’s amazing. I have only two more words to say about Boots and Pieces. It Rocks!
– Rosie Sagal