Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick

The Book of Dead Days is a fatasy novel that, at times, can feel like a Tim Burton movie with its dark atmosphere and unfriendly characters. It is also a book that has a style that is not amazing, but satisfying enough to keep you reading.

The protagonist in this story is an orphan with the name of Boy. That is the name his master, Valerian, gave him when he took Boy in to help with the magic show he puts on for a theater. Boy always listens to his master, even when he doesn't know the reason for his orders. Boy even tries not to think about the connection his master may have with the recent murders in the city they live in and why Valerian has been acting strange in the past few weeks.

Cara C.- 8th grader