Rated of 5
by Ann (Shenandoah IA)
I purchase books for teenagers; therefore I was intrigued by Madapple.
Aslaug, isolated from society, still manifests traits of an adolescent. Her naivete hinders her ability to understand some situations, but frees her from limitations in seeking solutions as well.
Some teens and parents might find the book objectionable, but the questions which might arise can lead to thoughtful discussions. I would include it in the collection I oversee.
The author's knowledge of botany and religions and her ability to weave them into the very core of the book is impressive.
Personally I found Madapple beautifully written, enlightening, and thought provoking.