Tuesday, October 20, 2015
A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest
Mu is an orphan living with his extended family in a small village. Because he doesn't have parents, he is treated like a servant and only allowed to go to school for half a day. But the day that a chameleon speaks to him and his grandfather sells him will be a day that changes his life. Soon he is on a quest to find his true identity with a little friend named Tita.
I could feel the African influences in the story. It was written in a similar format as The Chronicles of Narnia or Pilgrim's Progress. It seems to be written for children, but has some deeper meanings and concepts that adults will enjoy as well. The story was fascinating and despite the slow progress of the boy on his quest, didn't feel slow while reading. I'll be giving this to my son to read now that I've finished. Its unique style and fantasy feel make it a book that will charm and captivate the reader.
I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review.