Official Review: The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman

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Re: Official Review: The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman

Post by SaffraWhishart » 14 Jun 2018, 22:24

"Splendid"--yes, that's precisely the write word to describe this writing! Not just the considerable talent for wordsmithing, but the magic that seems to ooze out of each sentence, & even each character's name.

I've only read the first few pages, but I certainly want to read to the end. Now that i've read your review, I'll know not to lose heart in the middle. :)

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Post by anirudha » 14 Jun 2018, 22:28

family the most important part of someome's life which teaches the child and help him / her in the difficult times this story revolves around that wen he lost his family in the early stage of his lyf he gets distracted from its path the story has many intresting things like the mojjies affairs with hostiles and villian character of grandfather and many more to be read i will rate 4 out 4

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Post by simplymica26 » 14 Jun 2018, 22:31

Sounds like a heart warming story that every family can relate. Congratulations and thank you for the wonderful review!

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Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 14 Jun 2018, 22:34

A book about family and there's magic included! This will be a fascinating read to me.
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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 14 Jun 2018, 22:49

I love magical realism so I'm sure I'll enjoy The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman. I'm intrigued by the idea of the supernatural clan that wants Moojie to join them. I'm wondering why he would want to. Considering that they are called the Hostiles, you would think they aren't very friendly. I can't wait to really get into the story. Thanks for the great review.

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Post by ellieonline03 » 14 Jun 2018, 23:00

I want to know more about the Hostiles! Why do the the villagers hate them, anyway? Time to find out! Thank you for your review.
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Post by JM Hill » 14 Jun 2018, 23:03

Thank you for the in depth review. When I downloaded the book I put it to my "not interested in reading" shelf as neither young adult nor fantasy are my choice of genres. Even though your review intrigued me about the book, especially the part about the supernatural clan asking questions as riddles, the part about the middle having slow moving momentum (which I appreciated your honesty) convinced me this is not the book for me.
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Post by ederhifejidar » 14 Jun 2018, 23:11

A mother's love is one that is immeasurable...this review tells me that the book covers one major issues that young youth actually face which is the yearn for love..it sounds amazing to me..a nice review by JM Hill and of course an applause to d writer's sensitivity to societal problems

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Post by briellejee » 14 Jun 2018, 23:17

A disabled boy trying to find love in the society is a tale needed to be told. It would seem that the character is very relatable and the setting which is 1800s caught my interest. Since you mentioned it is rather a slow read, I would set aside the book for now but be sure to read it if i have the time. Thanks for the review!

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Post by jennyd2003 » 14 Jun 2018, 23:20

Good review. This sounds like a really good book. I can't wait to sit down and read it to find out what happens to Moojie.

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Post by dragonet07 » 14 Jun 2018, 23:41

This book sounds intriguing, and I'm fascinated by the 1800s setting. I'm a fan of magic realism as well, so this book sounds like it'd be a good match for me. My only reservation is the sagging middle, but hopefully the rest of the book truly makes up for it. Thank you for the insightful review.
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Post by SPasciuti » 14 Jun 2018, 23:45

I think the story definitely sounds like it has promise, though the plot as a search for family isn’t one that I’m especially interested in. I’m glad that despite the fact that it loses momentum in the second part, the book was still enjoyable enough to earn a four star rating. Thanks for writing a review.

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Post by AmberNDavis » 14 Jun 2018, 23:53

This book seems like one that will get your attention and blow your mind. Even if it does get slow in the middle.

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Post by tamdlyte » 14 Jun 2018, 23:53

The messages and wisdom found throughout the pages caused me to reflect on my own beliefs
Oh, this sounds really awesome! And who wouldn't want to read a story taking place on a fainting goat farm!!! LOL

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Post by Melchi Asuma » 15 Jun 2018, 00:18

This sounds like a great book made more so by how beautiful you made the imagery look and the prose as well. The stpryline is also commendable. Great review.

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