The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling is a fun book about two kids who lose their parents in different circumstances and a king who isn’t really ruling. One of the children makes the king aware of his selfishness and the king wants to change to be a better person. However, his lords are happy with the way things are and continue manipulating him and ruling the country behind his back. An unfortunate accident occurs and kills the father of one of the kids. Everyone is told that the vicious Ickabog killed the man, but only a few know the truth.
The plot was entertaining and made sense. I really like the chapters that had the king in them. I got to know the characters fairly well and liked a few of them. The language flowed well and the story kept my interest the whole time. The dialogue was believable and there was just the right amount of it in the book. There were illustrations and they were done by eight- to twelve-year-old kids. Some were quite impressive.
Kids aged ten and older who enjoy a good mystery would like this book. It could make a great series in my opinion. It reminds me a little bit of Harry Potter books with all the imagination and suspense. I would highly recommend this because it is an outstanding book. If I could, I would give this book a rating of eleven out of five! This was such a surprising book that it started surprising the surprises!
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