To allay her fears, each time he came home he brought her silly gifts, each one with supposed magical powers: the Seal of Solomon, the Ring of Gyges, even Aladdin’s Lamp. It was that lamp Hannah found the most unbelievable, for it looked like an ugly teapot. Nevertheless, her father assured her it was real, and made her promise to save her three wishes for something very special.
Then . . . six months later . . . the unthinkable happened. Her father was killed while on assignment to Baghdad. And so on the day of his funeral Hannah did something she never thought she would ever do.
She took out that teapot and gave it a rub . . .
* from Goodreads
I really wanted to love The Ugly Teapot. This middle-grade fantasy on the surface looked to be a new favorite for me. Except. I just couldn’t like Hannah. I’m pretty sure it’s a personal thing – her personality reminds me of someone I just do not like – that I just couldn’t get past.
Has that ever happened to you? A personal relationship ruined a terrific book because you just couldn’t resonate with the character?
Try out The Ugly Teapot and let me know what you think.
|Source:||Fred Holmes offered me this book to read. I chose to review it because I wanted to share my thoughts with my readers & remember why I enjoyed it.|
|Publisher & Date:||March 25th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
|Genre:||Middle Grade Fantasy|
|ISBN:||1530743710 (ISBN13: 9781530743711)|
|Ages:||Middle-Grade | per the author|
|Setting:||Green Park, Tennessee|
|Series:||The Ugly Teapot|
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