Book Report: Volume 6

Over the weekend I plowed through Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, and (most of) Peter and the Secret of Rundoon — a trilogy of Peter Pan prequels by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. They're fun adventure/fantasy novels geared for middle school kids — very entertaining, but Disney things often are.

On a somewhat related note: I also liked the Bartimaeus trilogy (The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate), which I read around Christmas in 2006. My sister had the first two books, and I read them while I was visiting her. She sent them home with me for our mom to read, and Mom and I picked up the third book at Borders when I got back from my trip. Also fantasy/adventure-type stories that involve some kind of magic.

A book my mom has that I've been meaning to read is The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I'll probably wind up getting it from the library, though. I also discovered that there are some additional Barry/Pearson books that tell what the other characters are up to while Peter and Molly are off dealing with Lord Ombra and whatnot, so maybe I'll try those out, too. Makes a nice change of pace.

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