Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool by Odo Hirsch

Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool is a wonderful novel by Odo Hirsch. It takes place at Darius' house. To sum it up, it's about a young boy named Darius who is trying to help his parents find or get something great for the Bell gift. You see they are poor and the Bell gift is always something spectacular. They are afraid that 1) they won't be able to give a great gift which would mean the Bell name will no longer mean anything or 2) they will lose their house. The deal is they present a gift every twenty years and they get the house. After an earthquake, Darius finds what he names the "glitter pool" and hopes that they can use it as the Bell gift. Will it all work out? You'll have to read Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool to find out.

I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to others. It was easy to read and follow. I think that an age group of nine to twelve is good for this book. It was interesting to see what poverty is like and what they would do in that kind of situation. I didn't find this book as entertaining as other books but I still liked it.
Reviewer Age:12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Sandy, Oregon U.S.A