This book would've been good, had it not been for several key parts. One of them is the fact that it encourages the idea of marriage and childbearing as oppressive and undesirable. Yet other than make the moral and responsible choice to obstain from sex, this author tells kids they don't need to make commitments or have any moral obligations, just do whatever you want whenever it's convenient for you. Is this really a healthy or realistic message we want our children to hear? Our children need to know the truth that bad choices lead to bad consequences, no exceptions. Also the bad guy, King Leck is a sicko and a pervert who cuts and tortures animals and children for pleasure and ultimately murders his wife who tries to protect their 10 year old daughter, who he wants to molest and he goes to great efforts to persue his young daughter. That is more than a little disturbing. Had I known this book contained this I would never have let my 11 year old daughter read it and I am completely appauled that she got it from her school library. If moral values are important to you at all, you will not choose to let your child read this book. I am very sorry that mind did and i'm extremely disappointed in this author and will avoid her in the future.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness