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Satisfyingly scary monstersRuby Holler by Sharon Creech 320pp BloomsburySharon Creech who won the Newbery Medal the most important American childrens book award with Walk Two Moons is a skilful storyteller whose books I always read with pleasure Ruby Holler concerns the adventures of the orphan twins Florida a girl and Dallas a boy who are named after the tourist pamphlets in the box in which they were abandoned as babies When the story begins they are 13 and living in the Boxton Creek Home for Children a miserable orphanage run by the short-tempered and greedy Mr and Mrs TrepidThe twins are each others best and only friends and they have different and complementary characters Florida is loud and squirmy with her mouth full of words bursting out and Dallas is the one more inclined to daydreaming They havent lived in the Boxton Creek Home all their lives every so often theyll be taken in by a cruel or peculiar family - scary toothless Mr Dreep and his wife with the fidgety fingers or the self-righteous Cranbeps and their abominable daughter Gigi - each time the placement breaks down and back the twins go to the sour and neglectful care of the Trepids So far so conventional There is a larger-than-life brighter-than-natural quality to these people and this setting we know its exaggerated and we can enjoy the melodrama Were not in the realm of subdued and downbeat realism Theres almost a Lemony Snicketish air the life of Florida and Dallas has indeed so far been a series of unfortunate events When a kindly eccentric old couple turn up and take the twins to live with them in the isolated valley of Ruby Holler we can guess that Florida and Dallas and Tiller and Sairey will eventually become one family and its not hard to predict that there will be problems to overcome and dangers to face but that theyll all live happily ever after
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