Monday, March 26, 2012
Review: The Golden Acorn, by Catherine Cooper
Jack Brenin's life changes the moment he finds a golden acorn lying on the grass. He gets caught up in an extraordinary magical adventure and enters a world he only believed existed in legend. He's sure he's been mistaken for someone else. He's neither brave nor strong so how could he be "The One" an ancient prophecy speaks about? He's no idea why he's expected to help, unsure if he wants to, or even if he can.
Even though this book has had very mixed reviews, I really enjoyed it. I grew to love all the characters, especially Camelin. It was a little straight forward sometimes and a little slow in parts, but all in all, I did like it.
For the intended audience, it is a fun and age appropriate adventure. It was clean, with no cursing or innuendos. It is a nice length too. Not too short, but definitely not too long. I would definitely recommend this book to any parent or child looking for an clean story full of whimsical adventure. Right now it is only available in the Kindle edition (which is free), but you can sign up to be notified when the paperback version comes out.
On a side note, I absolutely love the cover!
Reading Level: 10 and up
Hardcover: 376 pages
Publisher: Infinite Ideas (Academic) (August 20, 2010)