Grimsley Hollow: The Chosen One
by Niclole Storey
I would like to begin this by setting the scene of the impact. My journey in literacy started with the Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Every fantasy I attempted to read since the early 80s had rung flat until I gave up on the genre entirely in the mid-80s. I have read quite a variety of literature in my life and have only now come back to sampling Fantasy. I picked a good time.
Gage is the protagonist in this work, an autistic boy of eleven trying to gain control over his ailment so that he might eventually have friends. Gage is actually quite powerful in some aspects, mainly his strength of character which he will need to control the magic that has chosen him. Some one who wants friends doesn’t nit-pick the little things about others.
The adventure starts in his Fort, involves witches, vampires, werewolves, pixies,…, an amazing plethora of well described mythical creatures. Reaching the end of this book I realized the most enchanting creature of all was Gage himself. His role in this book convinced me to buy the other two available when I have a monstrous TBR list and novels of my own to spin. Excellent. This is an awesome YA read and suitable for emerging readers of early years.
5 out of 5 stars to those who care about that sort of thing.