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The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman
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Dec 23, 08

bookshelves: young-adult, mystery
Read in December, 2008

This is the 3rd in the series that I've read. I liked the first two quite a bit, but I found this one very hard to get through. I think it's because the story is short on charm and long on political viewpoint. That's not what I was looking for in a YA novel. I also found some of the aspects of the bad guys pretty nauseating. I forced myself to finish it because I knew that once I put it down I'd never pick it up again. Too bad - Pullman had a good series going.
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Amanda I really enjoyed the first two books of this series as well. I agree about the lack of charm and too much politics. While I do not mind that in a YA book, I felt Pullman just shoved it in the series without weaving it in smoothly, so it came across as heavy-handed and preachy.


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