Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Goblin’s Secrets by William Alexander

This is a book about an orphan, Rownie, who lives with a “person” named Graba and several other orphans. Overall it’s a tale of Rownie finding a home and saving their town from forces beyond anyone’s control. 

It’s definitely fantasy and it was interesting, but I had a hard time figuring out what the characters were. The description and the depth of the characters was definitely lacking and made it hard to understand what characters were doing, why they were doing it and how...Like Graba, she’s like a witch but she has robot legs and somehow she is bigger than she should be, but is also just like a person somehow. But towards the end, her character morphed a bit and became even more evil. It was one of the weirdest books and I found that I didn’t always understand what was motivating the characters. Some of their movements puzzled me and seemed random. Overall I hated reading this book...sorry!

Reading level 4-7