"The Dragonfly Pool" is classic Ibbotson: very descriptive. She's good at working it beautifully into the plot, but it can still get dull at times. I picked up "The Dragonfly Pool" because it's centered around World War II, which I'm always interested in. The one odd thing about this book is that it didn't seem to have a climax, though the story still flowed well. I especially enjoyed the epilogue, because I adore it when authors tie up my characters lives for me. It's not one of my favorite of Ibbotson's--I rank "The Morning Gift" and "A Countess Below Stairs" above this one. I will grant the book this: it's a middle-grade novel, which I rarely like better than a YA. Still, worth the read.
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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.