Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Ingo - Helen Dunmore

Everything is wet and shining with mist. The rocks hidden, the sea hidden. Everything slippery and dangerous... the sea pulling me like a magnet.

Swimming, surfing, exploring - Sapphire and her brother Conor enjoy life by the sea in Cornwall. But why does Conor start disappearing for hours on end? And who is the mysterious girl talking to him on the rocks?

Following Conor down to the cove one day, Sapphire discovers Ingo - an exciting and dangerous world beneath the waves, where all you breathe is adventure....

You can also read more here.

This is another Children's Fiction book, one of a series based on the undersea world of Ingo and Sapphire and Conor's interactions with it. Not a Prize Winner this time but a reasonably good read nonetheless, bearing in mind that it's primarily aimed at children - though I'd say older children due to the language level and concepts that are dealt with in it. The synopsis doesn't mention that the children's Dad disappears one night whilst out fishing on his boat, so the book touches on issues that result from losing a parent and the changes that can ensue, which may not sit well with some younger readers.

So far there are two further books in this series, so they should develop the story further and start to tie up some of the loose ends left at the end of this first one. I'm a fan of fantasy books and films so thoroughly enjoy this type of escapism into other worlds/realms and was captured enough by the storyline to want to know what happens next. :0)

Another one that will be registered with Book Crossing and which is now available for anyone who wants to read it next.


Julie said...

You're reading lots recently!

Karan said...

Seem to have caught the reading bug. Unfortunately my stitching is suffering because of it. *Sigh* - why does it have to be either/or? LOL