Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan

This absorbing story takes place in an ancient time. Marnie, age 16, has been married off to an undesirable man twice her age to settle a family debt and relocated to an isolated cottage. She befriends the village madman rousing the suspicions of the villagers. Marnie makes a remarkable discovery about this "madman" and their relationship grows. The villagers, however, suspect her of murder and witchcraft. Can Marnie survive?
An ALA Best Books for Young Adults with awards.