Thursday, May 19, 2011

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson

Title: Leepike Ridge
Author: N.D. Wilson
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: YA Ficiton
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: Some mild violence and a corpse.
Premise: Eleven-year-old Thomas Hammond is in for the ride of his life when he's swept downstream and underground aboard a crumbling raft of Styrofoam. Washing up on a dark subterranean "beach," his only companions are an impulsive dog named Argus and a corpse, from which he takes a flashlight and an all-too-limited supply of batteries. What Tom finds under Leepike Ridge—a castaway, four graves, a tomb, and buried treasure—will answer questions he hadn't known to ask and change his life forever. Now, if he can only find his way home again. . . .

Opinions: I came across this book randomly and fell in love with it. So I shared it with my husband and he loved it too. N.D. Wilson is an amazing writer. He tells good stories and writes them well. He has amazing imagery and dialogue. I am truly amazed by how talented he is.
Leepike Ridge is an adventure story, with a little bit of mystery. Its high intensity is balanced with some humorous moments as well. I like that it is not just a treasure hunt book. It deals with real people and emotions. It talks about bravery and cowardice. It is a unique book and I thoroughly loved reading it.

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