Thursday, July 28, 2011

Book Review: The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic
Website: N/A
Source: Gift from my aunt (:
Rating: 5 stars

"Sylvie had an amazing life, but she didn't get to live it very often." This is because she's the protagonist of one of the last remaining copies of an out-of-print book, The Great Good Thing. Without Readers, the characters never get to act out their story, making their days long and monotonous. That is, until Claire comes along. Suddenly, Sylvie has the chance to go where no protagonist has ever gone before... and it's up to her to save her story.

Roderick Townley's novel manages to flawlessly intertwine magic, wit, quests, and love, creating a web of words that kept the reader trapped in its pages until the very end. It's one of those books that you can read over and over again without ever tiring of it, which is just how the characters in the book would like it.

You'll like this if you liked: Inkheart (Cornelia Funke), Redwall (Brian Jacques)

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