In which I was engaged by the characters, enchanted by the writing, and entertained by the experience.
From the book jacket..."Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal...
In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything."
That's it. Yup. You're not getting any more details from me...no describing the quirky characters of Otto, Lucia, and Max (Loved these characters! And don't even get me started on Haddie because she was extreme-to-the-max quirky!)...no review of the delightfully fresh writing of Ellen Potter (Oh, if only I could write like her!)...I'm not saying anything more except...READ IT! And if you don't read it soon, I may just have to pick it up and read it aloud to you!
Mrs. T :)
P.S. Reading is like breathing chocolate air!
P.P.S My favorite quote from the book..."People should have all their big adventures while they're still under the age of fourteen. If you don't, you start to lose your passion for big adventures. It just begins to fade away bit by bit and then you forget you ever wanted adventures in the first place...it's criminal the way that happens."