When I read the description of this book, the story (based on folk song "Scarborough Fair") intrigued me. The summary sounds weird: Elfin Knight, goat horn?! What? However, once I opened the book, I was inexorably drawn into Lucy's story. Her character is practical and likable. I loved having a peek into warm family life. Lucy is determined and the love story with Zach is sweet. This book has some major issues though, including prom night and rape, that make it more appropriate for older teens. This book manages to stay grounded in reality, despite magical elements.
Song to Read By: "Scarborough Fair" Simon and Garfunkel version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEhAXQ5QQzs or the Sarah Brightman version, which sounds more magical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uKbVOeZL7Y&feature=related