Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Last Unicorn

"The Last Unicorn"
Peter S. Beagle
Fairy tale Fantasy

A unicorn that has lived for hundreds of years in forest learns that she might be the last unicorn left in the world. At first she fights the idea but soon she can't help it she must find the others or at leased what happened to them. So she heads off in to the world to find her people but the world is not the way she remembered.

As the last unicorn heads off in to the world she finds a few friends to help her. A powerful wizard who can only use the most basic parts of his powers, a royal lady who ran away at and young age turned old and bitter, and a young prince who seeks after what he cannot have.

She also find enemies who will do anything to stop her, and although her journey will take her far from home and show her things know unicorn was ever meant to see she will find a way through.

When I was a little boy I had four favorite movies I always wanted to rent from the store "The Hobbit", "My Neighbor Totoro", "Flight of Dragons", and "The Last Unicorn". So when I found the book The Last Unicorn at a book store I was really excited.

The book is very close to the movie in a lot of ways but it is even better. In the book we have the opportunity to really get in to the unicorns thoughts and her feelings. As a reader we also get to understand the world a lot better. Unlike the movie the book gives us depth in to the lives and the magic of the world.

This story is built like a fairy tale and even the characters in the book talk about it like that. This is a story that both children and adults can really enjoy. The book is also less then 300 pages and it is a fairly easy read I would say at about a 9th or 10th grade level.

I love this book and have taken the opportunity to reread the book several times in the last 6 years I have owned it and after reading it again last week I know it will be a book I will have forever.

I would give this book an 8.75 out of 10.

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