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Boots and the Seven Leaguers: A Rock-And-Troll Novel (Rock-And-Troll Novels) Hardcover – 1 Oct 2000
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Gog is an average teen - oh wait, he's also a troll who has trouble with magic. It's just a matter of days before the rock band "Boots and the Seven Leaguers" shows up, and Gog and his friend Pook don't have tickets. The two manage to magic themselves into the concert as roadies - only to lose Gog's younger brother, Magog. The two troll-teens set off to find Magog and encounter such colorful creatures as the Huntsmen, Weed King, and the White Wyrm.
The characters are pretty much perfect. Any teen will see themselves in Gog, and his desperation both to find his little brother and to get back in time to see Boots perform. And who didn't have a best friend like Pook?
Yolen's writing is as snappily descriptive as ever, managing to be concise while bringing images into the reader's mind. There is, also, a decidedly funny undertone. The viewpoint is just non-human enough to make us see how a troll thinks without losing the reader's interest.
A fairly short but wonderfully-done book that I could read over and over.
The charachters in this book are just a silly group of teenagers that are trying to go to a rock concert, but Magog, (Gog's)little brother gets stolen! Gog and his friend Pook have to save him from the White Wyrm. Find out who really stole Magog. Was it the big White Wyrm?
The Author explained the setting of this book real well and I think that's great! Gog's life is just like regular life, except that he is a troll. The poetry is funny. The charachters in the New Forest are weird and probaly took alo of time for Jane Yolen to think of.The New Forest was my favorite setting because it's a spooky jungle that no troll or monster would dare go into, and the Wood Wife that lives in it has secret magic powers that make you fall in love with her.
This book was great because it's not normal. It's abnormal. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes haunted houses, and funny, scary Halloween stories.
I thought this book was alright, but it wasn't great. I like the fact that it has a rock and roll theme. The book has a good adventurous feel to it. I also like that there are a lot of different mythological creatures in the story.
I don't like how the main character always says things in the moment just to prove his point like "all trolls are afraid of heights" or "all green-kids are tricksters." In my opinion, it wasn't focused enough on Boots and the Seven Leaguers to be named after them; in fact, they were hardly in the book at all. In addition, I found the book a little childish.