Review: The Tale of Despereaux


The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I’m pretty sure they made a movie out of this book. Frankly I’m not sure why. I’m not sure of why there was so much hype about this book or why people were so excited. Completely baffles me!

I was first surprised that it has the same sort of rhythm as Dumas and Hugo, telling the story of one character for a while then jumping to another and trying to make the world complicated. Which was ok at first but then it just felt like the author was trying to hard, at which point it got really annoying.

By page 95 I was ready to be done with this! I didn’t care, it just rambled and I wanted to be done. But because it was so short I carried on, hoping that it might redeem itself. It didn’t. Now I’m just annoyed. 😐

The tag line on Good reads says, “Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul-stirring as it is delicious.” — BOOKLIST (starred review)” Yeah I think they were digging too deep and trying to hard to find a point…or they were paid off. Either way my opinion horrid book!

Side point, towards the end of this book I looked up the author. I was very surprised to see that she wrote “Because of Winn Dixie“. Hard for me to fathom that they were written by the same author, then again I read that well over a decade ago…

My recommendation for this book…. keep moving, don’t waste your time!

This book is so stupid! I”m so grateful that it’s short! I don’t like the style. And completely do not understand that point of this story! I really don’t understand why there was so much hype about this book. Gag me! I’ve been pushing through it only so I can be done with it!

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