by Kersten Hamilton
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: November, 2010
List Price: $17.00
Review: Until HE arrives Tea has had a great life. She is focused on getting into a good college and has great grades, but in Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton Teagan 'Tea' Wylltson loses her perfect life. This fantasy book is going to have a sequel.
Tea went from an easy job at the zoo to running to another world. She started off with a perfect life in a suburb and ended with a not-so-perfect one, being chased by goblins and other creatures she didn't even know existed. All of this happened because Finn Mac Cumhaill arrived. Because of Tea's love for Finn, her attempts to reach her goals are weakened. But Finn, unknowingly, brings something else with him, a goblin. Finn destroys the creature and then whisks Tea and her little brother, Aiden, away to his grandmother. Finn's grandmother tells them to go to the Goblin world, and they do. The problem is that goblins keep chasing and attacking the children. Will they survive? Will they even make it out of the goblin's world? You have to read to find out.
In Tyger Tyger I enjoyed the mixture of modern life and fantasy. The abrupt ending of the book, however was disappointing. But, at least this will be fixed when the next book in the series is released. The characters are mostly likeable and are developed and easy to understand. They have a real-life problem and the characters change and develop throughout the story. The dialogue of the story is usually easy to understand, except some of the words are an Irish dialect. If you completely disapprove of swear words, then you should be careful reading the book, because there are a few swears in the book. The main story is big and poses a big problem, with small solutions leading up to another situation. As I said before, there is an abrupt end, but there is another book coming out. The book is fast-paced and there is always something happening that you can chew on and think about. The rating of this book from me would be a 9/10, because the book is fantastic, but it's not my favorite.
Review written by Sean (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Tyger Tyger for this review.
Have you read Tyger Tyger? How would you rate it?