Evan Peregrine lives with his Uncle Cedric on tiny Little Yarnmouth island, population thirty-something, and takes his boat to school in Middle Langton each school day. Bully and over privileged Barry Potts is a constant thorn in Evan’s side and, when he and Evan are forced to spend an afternoon in detention together, Evan suddenly finds himself a murder suspect.
When I began reading this book I had no idea what was to come. The Little Yarnmouth begins like a somewhat typical story of an outcast, trying to get through life and unfolds into a truly imaginative tale that includes a host of interesting characters and tons of adventure.
The author’s writing is intelligent and engaging. I certainly don’t think this book is just for kids. Adults will enjoy it as well. Although the main character is only twelve, the book isn’t written in an immature voice. This is a wonderful, original dystopian adventure!
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton