Friday, May 04, 2007

The Golden Compass (book review)

The Golden Compass is a fantasy story by Philip Pullman. The story takes place in a parallel world where every human is accompanied by a daemon, a creature in the form of an animal. A daemon can shapeshift until you grow up, when it takes its final form. The main character is Lyra Belacqua, with her daemon Pantalaimon. She roams Jordan College as an orphan, until the sinister villian Mrs. Coulter captures her heart. When Lyra learns Mrs. Coulter's terrible secret, she runs away to the North, accompanied by some unusual companions, and Pantalaimon, of course. What she doesn't know is that she alone is destined to save her world.

I really enjoyed this book! I was sucked right in, imagining I was living in Lyra's world. I can't wait to read the next one in the series!

I give this book a 10 out of 10!

The Once Upon a Time Challenge: 6 books down, 9 to go.

By the way, I found out just yesterday that this book is being made into a movie. Hooray! And they have a website where you can take a quiz and find out about your own personal daemon. Here's mine: