Erin’s ESS = 9 out of 10
Content = PG (Unfriendly Dispositions, Forewarning Spirits, Multiple Use of the Word Humbug)
Before we lose your attention completely, we present, completely unabridged and in amazing Technicolor, our analysis on Stave 1:
What we especially love about this first stave is the imagery created. It’s so simple and yet you get goosebumps reading about Marley’s chains echoing throughout the house. You also get such a great insight into Scrooge’s character through his dialogue. We loved reading about his appeal to encounter all 3 ghosts at once in order to get things over with quicker. Finally, we love the perspective that Marley provides in the final sequence.
Sorry for the overabundance of love in this review, but we… thoroughly adore this novel. Stave 1 sets the table for everything to come and definitely has us anxious to plow ahead. Until next week….