Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Park's Quest by Katherine Paterson
The summary sounds kind of interesting, right? Well, this is the worst book I've read in years. The worst book I've read since high school or junior high--and I'm 31! While the summary says he learns about his father, uncle, and grandfather, that means he learns about 2 things about each character. Two. Things. Note to author: more details, please.
Reasons: confusing, boring, lack of character development, no theme
This book is aimed for middle schoolers! I remember substitute teaching in middle school, and this book was required reading. Aye, yigh yigh! This book should NOT be required reading...for anyone. I mean if you want middle schoolers to hate reading, then assign this book. Otherwise, find a book that has action, developed characters, and a purpose/theme.
I know it's a harsh review. If you enjoyed the book, feel free to comment and give a more well-rounded review of the book.