March 17, 2011

Castaways of the "Flying Dutchman"

First, let me say Happy Saint Patrick's day. My day has been full of green, a lot of good food and the finishing of another book, the book being reviewed here. ↓ And being a really good book I had to write a review immediately.

By Brian Jacques, this is an amazing book! Imaginative, fun, and a thoroughly enjoyable read.

About the book:
The legend of the Flying Dutchman, the ghost-ship doomed to sail the seas forever, has been passed down throughout the centuries. But what of the boy, Neb, and his dog, Den, who were trapped aboard that ship? What was to become of them? Sent off on an eternal journey of their own, the boy and his dog roam the earth through out the centuries in search of those in need. Braving wind and waves and countless perils, they stumble across a 19th-century village whose very existence is at stake. Saving it will take the will and wile of all the people--and a very special boy and dog.

I thought that this book had a great plot. The beginning had a great hook and didn't get boring. Around the middle of the book I got a little confused but it all picked up again around the end. I heard there is a second one, and after reading this, I totally want to read the next one.
Recommended for ages: 12+
Bad stuff?: Nope. This is a very fun clean book.
Romance: No.
Recommendation: I would give it a four and a half star out of five.

Any comments or questions about the book? I would love to hear and answer them.

3 comments:

Emily Grace said...

Ooo, that sounds like a really good book! =D Especially if it has a great plot. I find that if a book doesn't have a unique plot then the book gets very dull, very dull. Great review, Lerowen! I might just have to get a chance to read it sometime...

{Libby} said...

Love this book - there is two more in the sereis too! Jacques was such an amazing writing.

Lèrowen said...

Libby- I was so excited when I found there were two more books to the series. I am going to have to get those. ☺