Saturday, May 17, 2008

Horns and Wrinkles (book review)

This book, by Joseph Helgerson, is the story of twelve-year-old Claire and her bully cousin Duke. In the beginning, Duke, after throwing Claire off a bridge and into their stretch of the Mississippi River, suddenly sprouts a horn. Claire learns from a mysterious old lady that the only way for Duke to lose his horn is for him to do an act of genuine kindness. Claire knows that there is a slim chance of that, especially when she discovers that Duke has been hanging out with a trio of river trolls. Suddenly, Claire finds herself caught up in a quest to save the trolls' fathers. The journey is full of danger, laughs, and adventure. And on the way, Claire may find that she is more than who she thought...

I loved this book! It was funny, cute, and packed with adventure and mystery. I found myself longing for a sequel at the end!