The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
reviewed by Dio
This is a spectacular book, probably for ages 10 and up. The story takes place in another world's England; a world quite like this one, but where all the people have daemons. Daemons are creatures that are connected to their humans with invisible lines, and who share the humans' thoughts, feelings, and pain. A child's daemon can change form while an adult's can not.
In this other Oxford, you meet Lyra a young girl, and her daemon Panantalimon as they venture to the far north to save Lyra's uncle and a bunch of other kids captured by the gobblers. On her way she will meet Iorek Byrnison; a huge armored bear, be part of a big betrayal and, discover how to work the alethiometer; a device that can answer any question. Join Lyra and Panantalimon as they embark on the most dangerous adventure of their life.Posted by Arlo at November 1, 2010 01:52 PM