Review: Taran Wanderer

Taran Wanderer
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


I read the first three of this series out loud to the kids, but quit half way through this one - a rarity. It was that... blah. We finished it separately, but the younger ones lost interest.

Not bad, just boring. The older kids finished it, and I'm looking forward to the last of the series, which is a Newberry Award winner.

Taran sets off to discover who he is. He learns several trades. The values of initiative and strength to serve others comes through strongly. Also, being able to take hard knocks and keep going.

His conclusion of his search for himself was very disappointing. Maybe stretching the actual discovery to the next book, but there was more plot needed here, then!

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