Title: Facing The Hunchback of Notre Dame (The Enchanted Attic #1) Author: L.L. Samson Publisher: Zonderkidz Reviewed By: Maegan Morin Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Recommended Age: 14+ Rating: 4.5 Ravens
A hidden attic. A classic story. A very unexpected twist. Twin twelve-year-old bookworms Ophelia and Linus Easterday discover a hidden attic that once belonged to a mad scientist. While relaxing in the attic and enjoying her latest book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ophelia dozes off, and within moments finds herself facing a fully alive and completely bewildered Quasimodo. Ophelia and Linus team up with a clever neighbor, a hippy priest, and a college custodian, learning Quasimodo's story while searching for some way to get him back home---if he can survive long enough in the modern world.
Facing The Hunchback of Notre Dame by L.L. Samson was an engaging read. A mid - level book that was entertaining from the very beginning. I think that my favorite part about this book was it was told by a third party as it was told to him with his own humor and side notes. It made this book very funny. This book would be a great read for ages 14+. It would be great for younger ages even however there are some larger more difficult words that are not explained and could be a little frustrating for younger readers. The only thing that I disliked about this book was the fact that the end provided no closure. I really wanted to know what happened to Quasimodo when he went back and was really disappointed when I didn't. Overall it was an excellent fast paced read and I cant wait to read more from this series! 4.5 Ravens