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Sofia, Witchford Wonders Carnegie


After borrowing Rook, I had my doubts about the novella. Being a short story could easily lead the book down the pathway of being rushed and not particularly well written.

My doubts were abruptly answered when I finished this unique gem of a book.

Throughout the course of the story, you become intrigued by the strong friendship between brothers Nicky and Kenny. Even the coldest of hearts will warm to the playful nature of Kenny and Nicky's protective nature of his younger brother.
They had a realistic sibling relationship, which led me to become very attached to both characters. To me, characters are a crucial part of a story. If you don't care about the characters, then the novel doesn't invest you emotionally.

Rook is also extremely well written. The language used is easy to access for many, but is also eloquent in an odd way. Descriptions of settings, people and emotions were engaging and I still remember some sections to this day.

To conclude, Rook is an engrossing novel that I largely enjoyed reading.

Posted on: 15th May 2018 at 09:47 pm

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