Polly's a fascinating character, and perhaps what's most interesting about her is that she's probably the most boring person in the first half of the book. Her classmates start out as precocious, curious, adventurous, not her. Polly's indecision and straight-laced nature make her an unlikely heroine, but also one to whom the reader can relate. She evolves not as someone who discovers courage and her true calling, but as someone who surrenders to the moment and tries her best to learn the lessons she's picked up in the past and while immersed in the impossible. Read Full Review
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