Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade

The book, The Hunchback Assignments is a mystery book about a young hunchback boy that has a mutilated body. The boy, Modo, has a power that allows him to change his face at will. He is raised by a secret orginization called the Permanant Association whose purpose is promote the welfare of London, mainly by fighting the Clockwork Guild, an evil orginization. When a demented scientist of this evil guild decides to put into action a plan that threatens the whole city, Modo and a friend of his must go on an adventure to save London. What they find, though, no one expected. Can the unlikely group find out the mystery to the disease that is overtaking London?

I thought this book had an interesting plot and idea, but the writing style was wrong for the book. The book was confusing at many times, and it lacked descriptive words. I found it a little hard to comprehend what the author meant to say, and it is very easy to get lost in the book. I enjoyed the adventures, and I also liked the main character, Modo. If the author had employed a different writing technique, I believe it could have been much better. As it is, however, I would not recommend this book to any for casual reading.

Reviewer Age:14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Towson, MD United States

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