Reviewed by Rikki W. (age 14)
My personal opinion of the book is it was a great beginning to a trilogy and an entertaining book to read. I enjoyed it because of its fantasy world and its detailed surroundings. My favorite part was when they told the tale of Frighty Aggie because I like urban myths and storytelling. My favorite character was Finnen, a greatly praised werling, with a secret weighing heavy on his heart. I liked him because I understood how he felt and the weight of others opinions pressing on you. There were illustrations that foreshadow events in the chapters and I enjoyed them since I love to draw. This first book left me thirsting for the next book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy. Middle school students could definitely tackle the vocabulary and understand the tale woven through Thorn Ogres of Hagwood.