The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Well, dang. I guess I’m not like everyone else.
This book is boring.
I love to read to my kids, and discovering new treasures to read aloud to them is kind of my thing. The Green Ember looked like it was going to be a lot of fun, maybe a Watership Down kind of adventure. It had the reviews to back it up, and I was ready for something awesome.
The writing belongs in a picture book, not a 360 page novel. It is age appropriate content-wise, but length-wise it feels too long for a 7-year-old. Probably right for a 10-year-old, but I think the 10-year-old’s I know will bored of this one too.
The strong reviews make me feel like I missed the punchline of a joke everyone else got, so I might try reading it aloud to my 5 and 8 year old kiddos and see what they think. If they like it I’ll come back and revisit this review.
Until then, if you need a book about rabbits, read Watership Down. It’s brilliant.