First of all, this was definitely my style of book. I will be certain to emphasize the positive, and I do not blame the author for my not connecting with the characters. I feel ths book would be excellent for "tweens" or even young adults. But I guess I'm just not enough of a "kid at heart."
To the author's credit, the idea behind the story is very intriguing. Genetically modified potatoes that can magically come to life. Sounds interesting, indeed. And the story is clean--no sex, superfluous violence, or profanity. I was able to connect with some of the things the author spoke about since he is English. Since I spent six weeks in England a few years back, it was nice to see the UK spellings, terminology, and landmarks. I also enjoyed the historical references that are inserted throughout the story. I always do like my history!
I grew tired of the antics of the potatoes--just being honest. I didn't find much humor in the story--it was just too weird for me. And I grew tired of the deaths--no spoilers. Read it for yourself, if you like. It was an easy enough book to read, but just not my cup of tea. I believe my daughter would like to read it, so I just may keep it for her!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show more
by Ruth Hill