Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new girl at school. Soon the two become as close as sisters until Mallory’s magnetic older. Phoebe Rothschild—yes, of those Rothschilds—dumps her toxic friends for new girl Mallory in seventh grade. Nancy Werlin’s Extraordinary is, at varying points, a fantasy, coming-of-age tale, mystery, thriller and family saga, and I spent some parts of the.

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Etraordinary proudly Jewish fantasy offers a extraordinart tale of friendship and a refreshing antidote to faerie stories about that one special girl deserving of supernatural love.

I really enjoyed reading your review! Soon Phoebe discovers the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: I think that intrigue helped me to keep reading. Your daughter’s best friend calls up and tells you about that, extraorfinary you’re not concerned because she is a responsible kid. Mar 10, Nana rated it it was ok. Home About Books, Etc. It was fun to see Phoebe and Mallory grow from seventh grade kids to teens. It seems like everyone, starting with her ancestor Mayor Rothschild, to her mother have accomp Things I learned from Extraordinary: In all the time they have been friends, Mallory has never mentioned a brother.

Who knew extraordinary could be so boring? October 10, at 1: What is so wrong about being ordinary? Oct 15, Kristy rated it really liked it. And, while this is an ARC, I still can’t help being a bit confused view spoiler extraordinagy the change in girls at the beginning. All this stuff works well with the addition of a Faerie bargain.



I’m glad that her “relationship” with Ryland who’s supposed to be HA was extremely unhealthy, and it was portrayed as such. They attacked her very soul until it shattered. Some parts didn’t quite make sense. She really thinks she is in wrrlin with Ryland. The Rothchilds, is that ringing any bells?

EXTRAORDINARY by Nancy Werlin | Kirkus Reviews

You turn on the radio, and it starts up and the intro just keeps going and going and going and She isn’t described as having anxiety, so werlih her excuse? The next, you have coversations with the Faerie Queen.

It all comes to a crashing end, she gets sucked into Fairie.

We finally get to see what the whole thing was about. Yo brother cool story. Dec 13, Caroline rated it it was ok Shelves: Ryland has an immediate hold on Phoebe — but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. View all my reviews. Fast forward four years later and the truth comes out of why exactly Mallory became friends with Phoebe. For fans of Beautiful Creatures and Wicked LovelyNew York Times Bestselling author Nancy Werlin delivers a captivating novel of friendship and trust, where the past determines the future and a generations-old curse requires the ultimate sacrifice.

In all, this book captures what a true friendship should be like. I found the pacing to be a slow at times, but still thought the story itself to be intriguing. Those were probably my favorite.

Book review: ‘Extraordinary’ by Nancy Werlin | write meg!

Nancy Werlin writes splendidly, and she knows how to weave the most fascinating stories. In brief snippets between chapters, readers learn that Mallory has been sent by the faerie queene to manipulate Phoebe for some dark purpose.


They hint at what would happen, but we never get to see them and see how they react to everything that’s happened. Nancy Werlin has amazed me once again. The Original Review – Here!

The story revolves around the faeries’ schemes and Phoebe’s role in them. It’s hard for me to describe, but I could certainly give you an earful in person! Stronger, Faster, and Extraogdinary Beautiful.

Nancy Werlin’s “Impossible”–another modern fairy tale–was actually pretty good. It’s not really her fault wrlin so it was understandable. And Phoebe was right.

In short, Extraordinary is a remarkable story about the transformative power of friendship. You may have heard of them. But time is running out: But the truth will set you free.

Four years later, the girls are inseparable. Werlin does very well in creating deep characters in such a short amount of time. Phoebe is supposed to be strong, but I never got that–she was easily swayed by people’s opinions of her, and she would rather forgo her own beliefs Who knew extraordinary could be so boring? Sorry I don’t actually know WHO you are