Awesome book

It took me a few tries to get into this story, but I’m so glad I didn’t put it aside forever. Talk about powerful.

From the publisher’s site: In Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn transports readers to the imaginary island of Nollop, named for Nevin Nollop, inventor of the pangram (a sentence using all letters of the alphabet) “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”

When I read the back of the book I thought, how cute. There’s nothing cute about this story, though. It’s scary in A Modest Proposal kind of way. This is satire at its best. I’d sit there reading thinking no way could this happen, and then realize it happens every day.

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