Clair de-Lune

Clair de-Lune by Cassandra Golds
Cassandra Golds
knopf
Release Date:
Feb-14-2006





Age Level
9 - 12

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Clair-de-Lune lives for dancing, and that's all she has lived for her whole life. She has mastered the art of it; what more could she want? Her heart is still not content though, for she longs to speak the words of her heart just like everyone else, but she cannot because she is mute. One day she meets a mouse named Bonaventure while weeping in the dance room and surprisingly, he could talk. Bonaventure takes Clair-de-Lune to the monastery where she meets a man named Brother Inchmahome, who tells her that he can teach her how to speak. Clair-de-Lune has second thoughts about learning how to do the thing she's been wanting to do all her life, but why is that? One day she gets a job offer to perform in the same play that her mother had died performing in and she accepts. One night she goes down to the stage while wearing her mother's swan tutu and after practicing she leaves without realizing that the locket her mother had sewn onto the tutu has fallen off onto the stage. What will happen if she never finds the locket that she has lost?

I think Clair-de-Lune is a great story that I enjoyed reading. I thought it was neat how the author threw in a couple different events that you would have never guessed would have happened. Although I enjoyed reading this book I don't think I would ever want to read it again. The reasons are because this book was kind of boring because the same stuff mostly happened and all she practically did was go to dancing class and visit Brother Inchmahome. I think the author should have had a couple more things going on in this book and she should've had a few more events happen but overall this book was still pretty good.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 7

Reviewer Age: 12

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA United States

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