2013 Newbery Read Book 4 Didn’t finish the…

2013 Newbery Read: Book 4
Didn’t finish the book. The underlying concept is interesting but the pacing is all wrong. Instead of delivering actions and exciting events that the publisher “claims” (on the cover,) there is a lot of exposition and explanation and stipulation. I read half of the book and the “actions” have not really started. There is also the problem of randomly creating a magical object the with no rhyme or reason grants special powers — I think in 2012, the young readers should receive much more grounding in the world building and the fantasy elements must make sense. Too bad. I was excited about this one!

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March 6, 2012 · 11:43 pm

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