Gobbledy: A novel

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This story did not keep me interested. Not a lot happened in the book, and a lot of things felt very repetitive. Many times the characters seemed silly and a little annoying. For example, Dexter (the main character) is constantly worrying about getting in trouble so often that it gets annoying and seems unnecessary. The story is about eleven-year-old Dexter who finds an alien and has to try to protect it and help it survive. The alien is Gobbledy. The author writes lots of action but isn’t good at tying things together. Weird things happen like planetary goons chase Dexter through a ketchup factory. Also, it ends on a cliffhanger where the only other alien that survived finally shows itself, but you don’t get to find out whether the aliens get home, or even what the other alien looks like. All you get is this: “Tiny sparks flicker from the golden rock. A gentle hum fills the room. It trembles and shakes and then right before my eyes it goes, poof.” You don’t get to hear about the rock form of it turning into an alien or anything. After how simple and boring the story is for most of the book, you expect a very exciting ending that makes it all worth it – but that’s not what you get. I might recommend this to someone younger, but if you’re expecting it to be exciting, you may not want to read it.

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Author Lis Anna-Langston
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 220 pages
Publish Date 10/24/2020
ISBN 9781684630677
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Issue October 2020
Category Tweens


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