The Complete Bostock and Harris

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In The Complete Bostock and Harris, a set of two books in one, Bostock and Harris couldn’t be more different. However, literally and figuratively thick Bostock is best friends with wily and weak Harris.

In The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris, the boys learn about ancient customs of exposing young babies. Inspired, they leave Harris’ baby sister Adelaide outside and imagine that a wolf will come to nourish her. Unfortunately for them, a wolf is certainly not what picks Adelaide up, and that leads to all sorts of complications.

In The Night of the Comet, Bostock is in love with Harris’ sister Mary, so the boys strike up a deal. Bostock will lend Harris his father’s telescope in exchange for Harris’ courting advice. However, their plan backfires as Mary continues to ignore Bostock, despite anything the boys try.

Although it is usually resolved quickly, use of both the characters’ last names to refer to them (like Bostock and Harris) and the characters’ first names to refer to them (like Adelaide) create some complications on gender, which in turn creates confusion when prepositions are used. However, I did enjoy that the plot had many unexpected twists which made the story interesting.

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Author Penelope Douglas
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher NAL Trade
Publish Date 11-Nov-2014
ISBN 9781590177839
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Issue January 2015
Category Tweens


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