The Dark Hills Divide, by Patrick Carman

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This is one of the huge mass of books coming out in the for-kids-and-sort-of-like-Harry-Potter genre — I’ve always liked those & had fun reading them, so figured it’d be a fun book for our vacation. This particular book is notable in that it features a heroine instead of a boy, and is a story that a father made up to tell his daughters each night, in a serial style. It also has really terrific cover art.

But that’s the best thing about the book. The story is boring & predictable; the characters are flat. Not a great book at all. Published by Scholastic, the publishers of the Harry Potter series — just trying to cash in, I’d say.

3 Replies to “The Dark Hills Divide, by Patrick Carman”

  1. I strongly disagree with you..I think this book is very intriging and leaves you in a sense of awe and disbelief in the adventures that Alexa faces..its a classic story..and I find that your opinion is flat

  2. I strongly disagree with you..I think this book is very intriging and leaves you in a sense of awe and disbelief in the adventures that Alexa faces..its a classic story..and I find that your opinion is flat

  3. Did you notice that Patrick Carman uses the entire text of a poem “The Blind Man and the Elephant” without giving any credit at all?

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