Monday, May 23, 2011
The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Field Guide
Hola, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Field Guide, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. After Malory, Simon, and Jared's father leaves, their family life takes a definite downturn. They move with their mother into an extremely old house that seems to be coming apart by the seams, and owned by a possibly older woman. After only the first night, strange things begin to happen, but the more informed they become, the worse their situation looks. I read this book in about fifteen minutes. I think that the authors should have combined all of the five books into one decent-sized book. Their mother, Helen, seemed awfully quick to accuse Jared of the problems. The plot was non-existent, I felt as if I read the first chapter rather than an entire book. All of this books problems seem to come from its length, we don't even learn anything about the characters in its measly 107 pages! Highly unsatisfactory! One and a half stars.