Good, entertaining summer reading.
The plot was fun. The character Noel Page was interesting, although the other characters not so much. I always wonder at the male ego who thinks he can write a book from a woman's point of view.
The narrator had a lot of voices, even for his characters with accents, which must be very difficult. His American accents were mostly New York, which got rather annoying to listen to after a while.
If this book is written for children, it should be advertised as such. As it is, that is the only excuse I can find for such an amateurish, poorly written novel. The author's long passages would repeat the same words over & over, such as "And then....And then...And then..." That's just bad writing. The fantasy world was childish, with the bad black bats and bad black forest, and the good white bats and good colored forest. The whole fantasy parts were just boring. I kept finding myself daydreaming, waiting for the author to switch back to the real world. There is a lot of dialog in the book and sometimes the narrator did the voices well and sometimes you couldn't tell who was saying what - you just had to guess from the content. Perhaps sometimes the narrator would forget which voice was for what character? Sometimes he would use an incorrect word, leaving me wondering if the book had a typo or if the narrator just made a mistake. The book ends with a cliff-hanger (just like in children's books) and frankly, I could care less what happens next.
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