Janice Marquardt's Reviews > The Golden Acorn

The Golden Acorn by Catherine  Cooper
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May 08, 2011

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Read in May, 2011 — I own a copy

This book started out very slow, and I admit I did almost abandon it. But the plot does pick up, and the raven's character Camelin has some subtle humor worth a snort. I did feel the characters were very one-dimensional, including the protagonist, yet he was still very likeable. This was not a page-turning-gotta-find-out-what's-next kind of a read, but a more broad brush view of the world of the faerie from one author's viewpoint. I think the targeted audience of eight- to twelve-year-olds would enjoy this read, and I can tell it is trying to ride the Harry Potter coattails while being a far cry from a Harry Potter.
Bottom Line: I would recommend this one for a preteen voracious reader, but not much beyond that.
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