Friday, March 21, 2008

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye

I wish I could give this more stars. Really, I do. It just reminds me too much of a story I wrote myself while in junior high - very similar plot, same flat characters, same plastic, explanatory dialog. Things wrapped up and sorted themselves out too easily and so much of the book was spent trying to convince the main character that he had to actually do something. The parts that were supposed to be humorous just felt cheesy to me. With the kind of fantasy set-up Skye has created, I guess I just expected more from it. However, I can see why a nine or ten year old might enjoy it - it just didn't translate into good young adult fiction for me.

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