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Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Maybe because of that, she’s never really fit in. She’s always felt.

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East Book Summary and Study Guide

Every other older woman is shown to be stupid, silly, or cruel or all three. While she gets understandably afraid at times, and makes more than a few mistakes, she finds the will and courage to power on through and do the right thing; determined to write her own destiny and bj just give in to fate. Simply put, Edith Pattou has created an epic. I really enjoyed how the characters evolved over the span of the book.

When one of Rose’s older sisters falls deathly ill and there is nothing the family can do as it is the middle of winter. The story is entirely unbelievable and hard to relate to. At the time I first read it, I thought it was a spin off from Beauty and the Beast.

Since the book had such a large scope in following different characters over an extended period of time, it read like this: See all 7 questions about East…. I also felt that there wasn’t enough “spark” or build-up in the love relationship between Rose and Bear to explain why Rose was willing easr travel to the ends of the earth to free him from the Troll Queen.


And I dare you pwttou to like Rose. The story’s set in a modern arctic where the main character is living with her scientist dad. A nostalgic, emotional five for this book.

EAST by Edith Pattou | Kirkus Reviews

The pace, which should’ve been fast, at least, from the whiplash-style narration, went at a sluggish crawl, leaving me bored throughout. I am going to read more by this author, and soon! Read the glossery in the very back for modern names I loved the mother’s superstition, her brother, Neddy- their love and close relationship, Rose, of course was a brave, smart girl, The White Bear-it’s amazing how you can start to love an animal in a book, Thor didn’t think I’d like him but I did!

I highly recommend this book to anyone. I also can’t promise I make sense for the rest of the review because I’m trying to puzzle this out. Then why, I have to wonder, are the men given more place? The retelling sticks very close, closer than any retelling I have read before so I was sorry to say a bit bored, at the same time there were elements that the fairy tale does not have and some aspects that kept me guessing. I found it a bit confusing how they used real names of cities here in Norway yet the country they lived in was called Norjd.

I still think that this was a horrendous novel, badly plotted with shoddy characters.

That, to me, always makes a book more interesting! Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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This is the final novel of the school year for the sixth grade students in my advanced level reading class. She has done some excellent research into the terrain her heroine traverses in her quest to rescue her White Bear. Read more Read less. Wouldn’t her agreeing to go off with the bear make more sense if the reader saw her interact with members of her family other than her brother and father? It’s told like a journal entry, which makes it feel clinical and detached, thus I was unable to connect to the story or characters.


Rose has always been different from her family members. John Green Box Set. My favorite scene was when Rose rescues the Captain of the Njord-bound ship when a storm rages about them and sweeps away all their crew.

Write a customer review. I just recently bought another copy to give to a fellow book lover for her birthday. From the moment the eaast had vanished from sight and I could no longer hear the silver bells I knew that I would go after the stranger that had been the white bear to make right the terrible wrong I had done him There, she discovers the true identity of the white bear What teenage girl doesn’t feel like an outcast from her family, or that her mother doesn’t understand her?

In fact, Rose herself is such a remarkable heroine for the emotion she brings to this tale. Also it seemed like this was suppose to take place in a Great retelling. On your recommendation a few weeks ago, I bought East for my daughter. Time for a little pop-the-cork happy dance!!