Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

November 29, 2010
By AddictedToWriting BRONZE, La Grande, Oregon
AddictedToWriting BRONZE, La Grande, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Writer's Block is when your characters get fed up with all you put them through and go on strike." -- Anonomous
"A Writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."--Thomas Mann


Fantasy is an interesting subject. There are some mythical creatures that can go in YA books and not be cheesy: Vampires, werewolves, elves, even faeries. Others, like the unicorn, are more difficult.

In Rampant, Diana Peterfreund challenges tabboo, by basing the whole book on not just the existance of unicorns, but the existance of vicious, man-eating unicorns.

And amazingly, she succeeds.

Rampant follows the story of high-schooler, Astrid Llewelen, as she discovers that her mother's slightly scarring bedtime stories about man-eating unicorns are true. Before long, she is sent to train in Rome to be hunt the beasts. But the job is more complicated than either Astrid or her mother anticipated; as trusted advisories turn traitor, unlikely alliences must be formed.

Diana Peterfreund is a truly talented author who took a most unlikely and difficult topic and turned it into a beautiful and horrible masterpiece.


The author's comments:
"Forget everything you knew about unicorns"--back of Rampant

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on Dec. 7 2010 at 8:20 pm
AddictedToWriting BRONZE, La Grande, Oregon
3 articles 5 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writer's Block is when your characters get fed up with all you put them through and go on strike." -- Anonomous
"A Writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."--Thomas Mann

Grr... "Llewelyn" not "Llewelen"


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