As the author of YA novels, I will present a weekly review of a book I thought was exciting, thrilling, and yes, even titillating.
Maralee Wofford, author of The Mortician's Wife says:
I just finished reading The Legend of Koolura and couldn't wait to write this review. There were so many things I liked about this book. First of all, Koolura and her school friends - a multi-cultural bunch if ever there was one. I loved the way they were so comfortable talking about their cultural differences. The reader could tell that, rather than belittling one another, they considered their differences in a positive way.
Although the theme of the plot might be a bit hard for an adult to accept, I'm certain the YA reader will find it totally understandable. Michael Thal takes "cool" to a realm all of its own.I especially liked the way Mr. Thal built the suspense element. It seemed that the farther I got into the book, the faster I was reading. It was a real page turner, and I recommend it to every youngster who likes to read suspense.