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Review: The Boxcar Baby
Recommended Ages: 15 and Up
Paperback: 274 pgs.
Published: July 12, 2013
For This Review: *Paperback Copy Provided for Review Purposes*
The Boxcar Baby was a book labeled as Steampunk Fantasy-esque and for that very reason may have wanted to review in The Boxcar Baby Book Tour.When actually sat down to read it took me about two weeks to read primarily since had a lot going in my studies which anyone who reads the blog may know. The Boxcar Baby was a pleasant surprise since considered the fact that if it was one of those books, you know, the type that if you don't finish in about three to four days you'll lose your place in the story or worse yet lose interest in said book. It was a pleasant surprise again since this never actually happened and every time continued each day little by little as the story progressed. In my mind always really wanted to know what will happen next. Such books have to say are the true showmanship of a good book that keeps you reading long into the night. Granted the premise seemed to be very mysterious to begin with but in reality actually wasn't sure what to expect. Any reader hopes for the best if discovering a book as a treasure.
The Boxcar Baby concerns AB’Gale or Abby who's father goes missing and she must look for her father who doesn't happen to be her real father but she must since she's grown to see him as her real father. Another reason she must find him is if she doesn't she will be shipped off to a working house where she will be forced to do manual labor for life. Her search brings her incredible adventure and terrible danger where she learns through experience monsters come all over the place from regular people to real-life monsters.
In reading there were many times that thought that AB’Gale was such a charismatic and strong character. Her language granted is very hilarious to me since sometimes comes off very un-educated but given that read the synopsis of on the book description on The Boxcar Baby being written with a Southern influence I can see why this might apply to AB’Gale's language. AB’Gale is just one of the characters that is very well-written since over her many adventures in Book One of the Steel Roots Series , AB’Gale, meets various other characters. All of them give off their own unique presence to the story. One of the main qualities that loved though of The Boxcar Baby was that it began with a more non Fantasy way of life for the main heroine and turned into the more Fantasy side of things toward the end. Readers will be surprised at this since you would tend to expect it might just be fiction with no out of the ordinary Fantasy.
J.L. Mulvihill is quite a talented writer and think she has such a creative mind to come up with this Steampunk Southern American Adventure. Book One of the Steel Roots series is so wonderful and I am extremely excited to see what will happen in Book Two. There are many directions it could head next.
Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance