The Last Gargoyle
This is a sinister and creepy story about the invisible war between the dead and the living. Penhallow is the last gargoyle in Boston. His mission is to keep the living in his building safe from the evil spirits of the Underworld, especially the mysterious Boneless King. As he works to protect his building, he gets together with a girl named Viola who amazingly can see him and wants to be his friend. They work together to stop the evil, and they become friends although Penhallow has a hard time trusting anyone. The plot is intriguing, funny, spooky, and holds your interest the whole time. The characters are realistic, even the gargoyle, and you get to know them well. I think the moral of the story is that you have to be a friend to get a friend. Penhallow learns a good lesson about trusting others. I think kids between 9-13 would enjoy this book the most because it can be a little scary for younger kids. I think it works well as an independent book, but it could be part of a series. It is well written, and it has a good balance of dialogue and action. This is a good book, and its creepiness may give you a hard time getting to sleep.
|Page Count||288 pages|
|Publisher||Crown Books for Young Readers|
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