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The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
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really liked it

This book really surprised me! I thought it was okay initially but a bit juvenile, and the beginning was a bit slow, but the later parts were actually pretty engaging and interesting.

Pros:
- Muggles and co. are actually all interesting, fun characters.
- I especially love Muggles getting organized and taking charge, and how she handled being the leader.
- The later parts with the more dangerous occurrences really pull you in.
- I loved that the story didn't over-villainize the "bad" characters from the village, and in the end they were still shown to be human (or, well, Minnipins).
- I really liked Mingy, actually. I thought the whole story with him and Spill was really touching.

Cons:
- The romance comes on a bit suddenly, especially for the side couple - I'm not mad about it, but it also wasn't my favorite.
- The mushroom people have nothing to them except to be the true villains of the story.
- A lot of stuff isn't particularly well explained if you think too hard.

Ultimately this felt like your Wheel of Time/Game of Thrones/Lord of the Rings type story, but for little kids. It's pretty fun for what it is, even if it's not the most complex writing.
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Reading Progress

April 13, 2017 – Shelved
April 13, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
December 31, 2018 – Started Reading
January 19, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Priscilla King I like Ltd. He's a status-obsessed social bully before the crisis, but he snaps out of it, falls into line behind Walter the Earl, and becomes a hero too by the end.


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