The Unfinished Angel: Book Review

August 25th, 2011 by

the-unfinished-angel-sharon-creech-book-reviewAs you know from my posts about Touch Blue and A Little House Christmas, I often choose books based on their settings — and my deep longing to visit those settings… Welcome Sharon Creech’s The Unfinished Angel to the club!

The book takes place in the Swiss mountains, in the quaint little town of Casa Rosa, which seems almost untouched by time. And speaking of time, the angel of the story has been watching over the town’s residents for centuries… and it’s been kind of boring!

But all that changes with the arrival of two Americans: Mr. Pomodoro and his daughter, Zola. They’re going to build a boarding school in Casa Rosa — and they’re not afraid to shake things up. Especially Zola, who wears multiple layers of dresses at a time, ties colorful ribbons in her hair, and talks with the angel!

But this story isn’t all sweetness and light. There’s also the issue of a group of orphaned children who sleep in an abandoned barn and steal what they can to get by. Can the angel help them? Zola sure insists on it!

If you’ve read The Unfinished Angel, leave a comment with your review! Or tell me what book settings you’d like to visit!

— Karen

Karen associates Switzerland with chocolate and cheese. Also army watches and clocks. But those things aren’t quite as exciting as chocolate and cheese. At least, that’s what Karen thinks.

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4 Responses

  • Irene writes:
    September 13th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I am fascinated that your choose books based on setting! And this one sounds enchanting. I guess I also base a lot of book choices on setting, as I enjoy historical fiction, but I usually think of that more in terms of time period that geography. Now I’m looking back over my choices… I realize I am currently on a “cold” kick. I’ve been reading stories set in Antarctica, the Arctic Circle, the far North of Canada and Alaska. Interesting! Thanks for your review.

  • daisy writes:
    April 4th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    good book publaushing

  • liz writes:
    November 20th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    The Unfinished Angel iS MOSLY ABOUT A GIRL CALLED ZOLA AND SHE TAKES CARE OF SOME ORPHAN CHILDREN CALLED PAOLO MANUEL STEPHEN FRANZ JOSEF TERESE ROSETTA AND NICOLA AND THIS MAN CALLED MR.POMODORO IS TRYING TO MAKE THE ORPHAN CHILDREN A SCHOOL IN CASA ROSA BUT THE CHILDREN DONT CARE ABOUT SCHOOL ALL THEY DO IS STEAL WHAT THEY FIND.sorry caps i didn relize i wasnt looking on the screenwhen i was typing

  • Frederick writes:
    March 25th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    This is a really great book. I think Creech did a great job on his book.

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