DodgereBook - 2010
Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London.
Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.
From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.
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JCLBrownM Mar 12, 2013
This book is a great historical novel for teens, although Terry Pratchett calls it historical fantasy. Set in Dickens' London, it has all the humor we've come to expect from Pratchett, wonderful characterization and the fllth and poverty that was Victorian England. Dickens is actually a charact... Read More »
JCLLeslieG Jun 03, 2013
Quirky, adventurous, and wonderfully fun, Dodger, is a great book for anyone who enjoys historical reads. Readers get to follow Dodger into the sewers of London, and watch his quest for revenge, knowledge, and quite possibly- love.
JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013
The thing I find particularly hard about reviewing Terry Pratchett is trying to come up with anything I might say that would capture the deft, clever, articulate writing that characterizes his books. Nothing seems to do it justice and I end up feeling he's best left representing himself. He simpl... Read More »
JCLRoxanneK Apr 17, 2013
"In an alternative version of Victorian London, a seventeen-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd"--
JCLJaredH Feb 13, 2013
A good example that Terry Pratchett does not need Discworld to tell an exciting and humorous book. Also a Michael L. Printz 2013 Honor Book. If you like this, you might also want to try the classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Bloody Jack.
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