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The Various by Steve Augarde
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Dec 31, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy, fiction
Read from December 31, 2010 to January 23, 2011

I picked this book because it sounded like a fun read, but I was a little disappointed in it. I found the writing to be a bit clunky and obvious, especially in the beginning. Although I found the way the main character reacted to the little people to be fairly realistic, I didn't like how she reacted to adults around her. It just sounded like it was a child written from an adult's point of view.

*spoiler alert*
Furthermore, I didn't find the little people all that interesting. The first character Midge meets is a horse with wings (unimaginatively named "Pegs"), who is disappointingly the only one of his kind. The rest of the fantasy characters are just little people with wings. Also, there were a lot of plot threads that weren't really developed any further. Basically, the whole book felt like a set up to a sequel.

All in all, I found this book disappointing and a bit boring. I wouldn't recommend it.

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