My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I read this because my kids love the movie, and I thought it would be good for them to start comparing books to movies. The book wasn't all that great. Nothing objectionable, but relied heavily on the sensational - either the gross, or the dragon-cool, or the viking-tough.
Hiccup's smarts help fight the dragon as much as Viking brawn. This theme carries through to the movie, and some of the characters, but everything else changes.
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