There are a lot of books that have been recommended me that I found to be sub par, but the one that really got me….
The one that irritated me the most. Ready? Adam of the Road. Supposedly EVERY kid reads it. I guess its this classic thing that every kid reads. I threw it across the room in boredom and disgust within moments. I wanted gripping prose, I wanted High Romance, I wanted adventure and danger and ADJECTIVES.
But you see, I had already read The Black Arrow, which is all that, and so much more. Now, the Black Arrow uses this quasi middle English. It is spicy with verbiage. Danger, betrayal and the Wars of the Roses! Forget young troubadours who wander. Frail plot.
So…today’s over rated book… Adam of the Road.