The Rise and Fall of Mount Majesticby Jennifer Trafton
If you're looking for the next big children's novel, this is not it. It pains me to say that as I really wanted to like this story, but although Trafton had some promising ideas, it felt like she published the rough draft before she had time to develop the plot line. It some ways, it seemed as if I was reading a poor copy of two of my favorite books,The Phantom Tollbooth (with all the attempts at play-on words) and The Search for Delicious (with the impending doom). About mid-way through, my hopes began to rise as it appeared that Trafton had finally found her stride, but the sadly abrupt ending with no real point left me feeling decidedly underwhelmed. All in all, I would advise that you skip this one, though if your children want to bring it home from the library, it wouldn't be a total loss. Keep trying, Ms. Trafton. (And my apologies to those who know her and loved this book - you know who you are)
C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." Dream BIG. After going "there and back again," The Hubs & I have created a home that is full of books, stimulating conversation, and the laughter of our five kids. We have been the recipients of Amazing Grace, and our life goals can be summed up in four words: Love God, love people.