Sunday, July 18, 2010

Review: Mercury

Hope Larson
Atheneum (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 234 pages

Mercury is one of the elements that was used to refine gold in old times.

Hope Larson (born 17 September 1982) is an American cartoonist, mainly graphic novels.

The graphic novel ‘Mercury’ tells the story of two girls in different times.
In 1859 Josey Fraser meets a mysterious man with the ability to find gold. Tara Fraser, 150 years later, finds a pendant that leads to buried gold. Josey and Tara’s lives are almost identical: a bit of romance, teenage troubles, but a different ‘the end’.

Larson tells Josey and Tara’s stories in parallel, so you know what happens at the same time; a ploy that bonds readers and book.

A novel for teenager.

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