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6 stars

The Lambkins

AR: 3.7
Lexile: 580
RC: 3.6
by Eve Bunting
Normal Length Novel
Genre: Adventurous Fantasy Fiction

Original post — Sunday, April 6, 2008

Kyle Wilson, ninth grader, has been captured by a crazy old lady. What's worse is that she has injected him with a formula that has caused him to shrink to the size of an 8-inch doll. Now, he and the other residents of her dollhouse must try to find some way to escape, but it won't be easy!

This is a fairly fast-moving adventure book that is even kind of scary at a couple points. I would have liked a little more character development, but Ms. Bunting, wisely, gave us just enough backstory on each character to make them interesting enough to care about. More personal details would have slowed down this adventure. Though the end is a little flat and kind of abrupt, it does get pretty tense there for a while. For fans of scary books and adventure books.

Tags: horror, escape,
(Last modified:04/06/2008)

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