Sunday, November 1, 2015
A Chameleon, A Boy and a Quest (Review)
This review is for the book "A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest" by J. A. Myhre. I have to say this is one of my favorite books I have read all year, and I have read a lot! I really enjoy juvenile fiction novels, and what I love even more is finding a book that I can't wait for my kids to read on their own (when they are a little older). This book is going on my bookshelf in anticipation of that day.
Ten-year-old Mu is an orphan who was taken in by some distant family who really doesn't seem to care for him at all. He just can't find a place to belong. Then, one morning, he is called on by none other than a chameleon. A talking chameleon. Of course Mu is extremely curious and excited, although he is really confused because the chameleon, Tita, keeps talking about Mu's real identity and his quest, which is all news to Mu.
Tita leads Mu on this quest. Throughout the book you have no idea what Mu's quest possibly could be, but it does seem like most of the animals he encounters are at least aware of his importance. Some even sacrifice their life so that he can continue his quest. And in the end, when the quest is fulfilled, I guarantee a smile will erupt on your face.
This book is unlike any book I can remember ever reading. The beauty of an African jungle is woven in, along with subtle spiritual tones throughout the story. I highly, highly recommend this book.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
Please feel free to watch the book trailer below: