Friday, June 16, 2006
The Magical Mystery Tour--First Stop
It's 9:10 a.m., and I've just finished my first book for The 48 Hour Book Challenge. I'm off to a marvelous start with a marvelous book called Skellig by David Almond.
The book jumps right into the story. Michael has found a...man...in his garage.
His family bought a new fixer-upper while his mother is pregnant. The baby is born and isn't well. So while his parents are consumed with worry over his very young sister, they also have to contend with moving into a new place.
And Michael has to contend with what he's found in the garage.
This is a very well-written book. It includes one of those smart girl characters who are always spouting all they know who usually give me such a pain. But even she is very tolerable. Which just goes to show the power of good writing.