Monday, September 30, 2013

Review: KneeKnock Rise by Natalie Babbitt

Synopsis: Beware the Megrimum! From the moment Egan arrives in Instep, he sense the spell cast over the villagers by the Megrimum - the mysterious thing that lurks on the misty peak of KneeKnock Rise. No one has ever seen the Megrimum, but everyone shudders in horror whenever its unearthly wail floats down to the village. Before long, Egan is climbing the Rise to get a good look at the creature. What he discovers might change things in Instep forever! (from the back of the book)

Review: This is the first Newbery I've read I didn't enjoy. It's a bland story, predictable and shallow. It wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't good either. There are other Newbery books (and several non-Neebery) I would recommend before this one.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: Newbery Honor, 1971

Date Finished: 9-26-2013
Pages: 118

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