Monday, September 22, 2014

Book Review: Amulet Book #1

1238684Amulet: The Stonekeeper Discussion
Title: Amulet: The Stonekeeper
Series: Amulet #1
Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by GRAPHIX
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Recommendation.  
Amulet: The Stonekeeper is an ideal for graphic novel readers who enjoy adventure especially 5th-8th grade students.  It’s fun and never scary or vulgar.

Summary.
Several years after the death of their father, Emily, Navin, and their mother leave busy city for the slower life.  The family moves into the home of the eccentric, deceased great-grandfather.  Emily and Navin begin helping their mother clean the dilapidated home, and Emily finds and odd necklace with a large stone on it.

Later that night Emily and Navin’s mother is taken by a strange creature.  Aiding by the stone Emily and Navin journey into a different dimension in search of their mother and some answers. 

Review.
Likes.
·      I really like the illustrations and dialog.  They are easy to follow and seem to have a good pace.
·      This story was kind of like Up or Finding Nemo as in it grabbed you heartstrings at the very beginning.
·      This book has just the right amount of sentiment and action.
·      I love Emily and Navin’s relationship.  Yes, they get on each other’s nerves like all siblings, but it is evident that they love each other.
·      Great set-up for a fun series.
Dislikes.
·      It was hard to read the frames in order; I keep wanting to skip ahead.
·      The book seemed way to short, but I think that just because it was book one in a series, and not a stand alone.

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