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  The Book Without Words: A Fable of Medieval Magic by Avi

Review by: Alex L.
Washington, Grade 7

“Damien,” cried Sybil. “Thorstons turned him into a coin.” From the creator Edward Erving Wortis (Avi) is a great book full of suspense. The Book Without Words is magical and demonic. When a young boy Thorston steals a book from a saint things fire up. He has managed to evade the saint for many years until he’s old and has taken a servant girl Sybil and a talking bird named Odo. Thorston made life stones. And after the last one is eaten the girl and the bird die. The saint had found the girl and tried to get the girl to give him the Book Without Words but Thorston followed in the end the book was returned to the saint. I would recommend this book to people that like the weird sort. I think the theme of this book is even if no one cares you can still do things extraordinary because when Odo mocked Sybil he soon found out she was a big asset to trying to win there life over from the evil megastar. I think that the reason the author made this book was because he was trying to entertain but not trying to get any points across.

I liked the book because it had tons of suspense. Especially when you never knew when Master Thorston would come back to life

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