Anyhoo – this excerpt is from Chapter Two:
Lucy Patch was the smart one. People had always said that about her, ever since she was a toddling child. . . . "Dolly Patch is the pretty one," they'd say at the beginning, and then add, "Lucy's the smart one," as if being smart was honorable mention. (p.9)And since the book is about a group of school children buried by an avalanche (no spoiler here – you know that from the get-go), I'm betting the future holds at least a bit of misfortune for the two Patch sisters. So, do I continue with this one, or shelve it for now and get right to Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid? (Delivered, overnight, into my eager hands by that very efficient Amazon monster yesterday.)
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