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12 June 2010

Book Review: Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (Magic Shop, #2) by Bruce Coville


I started this book with rolled eyes; it begins with 6th grade hijinks of kissy girls, notes read out loud by teachers in class and a contest that Jeremy really wants to win.   Great.    Just great.

But then it got great.    Just great. 


I was unprepared for how heart-rending the relationship between Jeremy and the dragon would be; I expected a kind of funny, bestiary-esque story.   What I got was a love story.   With funny moments, absolutely, but still a love story.   And one thinks, "Are you crazy? A love story? Between a boy and his dragon?"   Yes.   And yes.   And yes.   And it was absolutely wonderful.