Reviewed by Angus Briggs
White Crow is a very well-written book by Marcus Sedgewick, a well known fiction writer. It is told by three different people who alternate during the book. Firstly, by Ferelith, a strange girl living in the town of Winterfold. Second, by Rebecca, a girl moving to Winterfold for the holidays. Thirdly, by the head of the Church in Winterfold in 1798, a man who works with Dr Barrieux to solve the big question: is there life after death?
Marcus Sedgewick writes this book expertly, conveying the slightly scary atmosphere very well. The book is very good, although at times it can be a little confusing with the three different people telling the story, and with the different views of each other that Ferelith and Rebecca have.
I think this is a very good book, with a good chance of winning the Carnegie award.