Ogre Enchanted by Gail Levine

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
Overall
3.5 Llamas

Review

This was and is a good book. I picked it up at the library thinking it was a twist on Beauty and the Beast, but this book was its own story. The book was about a girl who didn’t want to marry and was turned into an ogre, which is a little weird but it’s still a good book. It does have magic in it, but it’s like fairy magic. Ya know, sparkles, wands, spells and so on.

The book is violent, because she becomes an ogre and ogre’s… eat people. And the ogres did eat… stuff; but it wasn’t people (though they did try to eat people).

Over all, I did enjoy the book, it just wasn’t as kid-friendly as I would have guessed from the cover. And when I say that, I mean kids eight and under. I just think this is more of teen violence, and might be too much for a kid.

Pros

  • A magical adventure

Cons

  • A little violent
  • Fairy tale magic

Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend (and test subject) Wormy. So when Wormy unexpectedly proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. And besides, she simply isn’t in love with him.

But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesn’t approve of Evie’s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre!

Stuck in this new and confusing form, Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposal—or else be stuck as an ogre forever.

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