Thursday, June 21, 2012

Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame by L.L. Samson

A hidden attic. A classic story. A very unexpected twist. Twin twelve-year-old bookworms Ophelia and Linus Easterday discover a hidden attic that once belonged to a mad scientist. While relaxing in the attic and enjoying her latest book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ophelia dozes off, and within moments finds herself facing a fully alive and completely bewildered Quasimodo. Ophelia and Linus team up with a clever neighbor, a hippy priest, and a college custodian, learning Quasimodo's story while searching for some way to get him back home---if he can survive long enough in the modern world.

My review:

This book is geared for kids, and is a short read, but still an enjoyable one. It is written in the style of someone narrating the story, which is different, but works great for the intended age group.

The story involves time travel, but instead of someone going from this time period to another, it involves someone coming from the past to modern time, the fictional Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The author does a great job of weaving the tale of a couple of teenagers trying to help the hunchback to his own time period, and this a book that kids will love and get into.

About the author:

L.L. Samson (Lisa Samson) is the Christy-award winning author of nineteen books including the Women of Faith Novel of the Year Quaker Summer, Lisa Samson has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a talented novelist who isn't afraid to take risks." She lives in Kentucky with her husband and three kids.

Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame is available from Zondervan Publishing.

Thanks to DJC Communications for the review copy.