I love reading children’s books, that may sound weird because I tend to read them without my little cousins present. But some of them are really just a good laugh and an easy read when I need it. Plus I really love finding out if the books have a good moral story or are appropriate for my little cousins.
This book had been on my shelf for awhile for my little cousin Malcolm, and I believe I did send it to him for Christmas, but even so, I didn’t really enjoy it. It was a weird perspective of the book, it was from that of a criminal genius child who was trying to exploit fairy magic. It was interesting because I’ve never read a kids book from the viewpoint of the villain. But at the same time I wasn’t sure that my cousins (and kids) would even realize that this sassy kid with a ton of money and power WAS the villain in this book.
It was well written at the very least, but I felt like my brow was furrowed the entire book because I just couldn’t see myself really wanting my cousins to read this book. But it was popular so I thought that maybe Mac would get something different from it than I did. Even so, I sent him Tom Sawyer, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood and more books home for his birthday so he would have some good role models.
Sort of. Haha, Robin Hood is still a thief, Sherlock is a drug addict, and wasn’t Tom Sawyer the kid who tricked people a lot? I should reread that one.