The Wikkeling by Steven Arntson

May 12, 2011 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

In the enormous city of the Addition, all children are SAFE, SECURE, and SUPERVISED, and are watched by cameras even while they sleep.
Henrietta is unlikable at her competitive school until she meets Gary and Rose. They all share something in common: headaches with an unknown cause. Then, late one night, Henrietta makes a startling discovery when she finds a wounded cat in the attic above her bedroom. A series of strange occurrences follow, including the appearance of a threatening creature with long, waxy fingers, who calls itself the Wikkeling. With the help of an ancient bestiary, will Henrietta and her friends solve these mysteries before the Wikkeling catches them?

The Wikkeling has a storyline like no other book I have read.  It is based at a futuristic time quite similar to now and technoligy’s rule is a big part of it.  The format of the book is also pretty intersting, since it includes long stretches of pictures of super-natural creatures and descriptions of them (I skipped those parts).   It is certainly a unique book, but I am not sure if it is worthy of the OPLbery award.  The Wikkeling wasn’t my favorite book, but it really kept me interested right up to the last page.  I think The Wikkeling is definetly a book worth reading.

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