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The Hunter's Moon by O.R. Melling
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Jan 11, 2012

it was ok
Recommended to Chani by: Lauren Losiniecki
Recommended for: 10 - 14 year olds
Read on January 11, 2012

This is one of those books that probably is good to read when you're a young teenager. It blows your mind because it's a story about faeries and it's about a chubby girl gaining confidence etc. However, as an adult reading this, I was bored. There wasn't enough 'happening' and I say this in terms of hands on development. Yes, there was a lot of running around, but nothing REALLY happened. Two girls went traveling, one gets stolen by the faeries, wants to stay but her fat friend tries to drag her back, while struggling to gain her own self-confidence. It was written like a lot was happening, but as far as scenes where I actually saw the character learn and grow, these were very minimum. I was just 'told' that a lot of things happened, but I didn't SEE them. Also, I hate stories with shallow characters who just fall in love with attractive faces, like the main character's cousin. Maybe if the author has written more scenes or showed us a better connection between the faery king, I would have been able to believe their 'love.' But not this way. I am a person who picks up a book about faeries because I want to be transported. This did not transport me. I was stuck being shuffled around by an insecure 16 year old, over Ireland (which should have been awesome had it been described and brought to life) while she tries to drag her cousin back into the boring mortal world. Admittedly, it does pick up 2/3 of the way through once Gwen stops moping around.
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Jessica You nailed it. Read it as a teenager and was captivated. Years later remembered it and reread and was so disappointed.


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