Reviewed by Anna F. (age 12)
While I was intrigued by certain aspects of the story, this was not quite the book for me because it was predictable and the time period made it monotonous. I enjoy stories where you are unsure what is gong to happen next and that are set in modern times. I was a little bored while reading this story. However, some of Crispinís experiences do remind my of my own. For instance, Crispin spends much time in the woods. Throughout the story, Crispin changes emotionally and physically. He becomes stronger (and gets a haircut), and becomes culturally exposed and more accepting of other people. My friends and also I spend time in the woods in the back of my summerhouse. The character of Crispin reminded me of a boy from my old neighborhood because he spent a lot of time in the woods and really enjoyed nature.
Generally, I would not recommend this book because it was not a favorite of mine because I donít enjoy reading stories set in the Middle Ages. Also, I found it to be very predictable. Nevertheless, I think readers who enjoy an independent main character and a bold, daring plot may very much enjoy this story. If you enjoy adventure stories, you should read Crispin.