Monday, December 23, 2013

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy - Review

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Rating:  4 Stars

Description:  Ophelia is a small girl with bad asthma who is trying to recover from the death of her beloved mother.  When her father gets a job curating an exhibit on swords in a town faraway where it always snows he takes Ophelia and her sister with him to distract them.  It is at the museum that Ophelia meets the Marvelous Boy and had to save the world.

Genre: Children's Literature

My Impression:  I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure story from Foxlee.  Ophelia is a tough logical little girl who has doubts about the whole magic thing.  She handles her adventures pretty nonchalantly and always uses her brain.  There were a few pretty obvious points that probably would've been figured out quicker in an adult book but I thought the speed was just about right for children.  This would be a wonderful book for anyone who loves the Narnia books.  In my opinion it's geared for a younger crowd than Percy Jackson or Harry Potter.  I would think a 2nd or 3rd grader would enjoy it and it would be a good read aloud book for even younger.  There is some pretty dark imagery but it's not heavily focused on.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?:  Yes

Would I Recommend this Book?:  Yes Definitely!

*Received from NetGalley for review purposes

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