Monday, December 19, 2011

Angelica by Jane Yolen

The story, set in Linz, Austria, 1898, begins with a young boy named Addie, unable to sleep so he takes a walk and slips down a hill and into a river. He is pulled to safety by an Angel-like figure named Angelica, although she explains that is not her real name. She says he can not pronounce her real name: Pistias Sophia, or the angel of wisdom and faith. They converse and then she leads him back to his house- the Hitler home...

Twisted story about having too much faith in mankind, or maybe simply that it is important for mankind to be tested. Either way, it is a good little read and a great twist in the end.

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