Ame's Reviews > The Book without Words: A Fable of Medieval Magic

The Book without Words by Avi
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Aug 06, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: young-adult, historical-fiction
Read from July 31 to August 05, 2012

The characters, even when motivations and exposition were provided, felt a bit stale to me, but that may be because I forget that the book is supposed to be a medieval fable. When you remember that fact, and compare it with character descriptions that a reader may find in Grimms' Fairy Tales, then this is excusable. Still, I can't help feeling greedy in that I wanted to know much, much more than the traits provided to me within these pages.

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07/31/2012 page 24
08/01/2012 page 42
19.0% "haven't come across any characters I like yet"
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message 1: by Jeff (new)

Jeff that's a shame, sounds interesting.

message 2: by Ame (new) - rated it 2 stars

Ame Yeah I'm not getting much about the characters at all, save for a motivation to uncover an alchemist's secret. Otherwise, I know nothing about their motivations or who they really are. It's cwazy.

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