June 27th, 2008

earthsea

June Books 38) Abarat

38) Abarat, by Clive Barker

A YA novel about a teenager from a boring American town who is sucked into a fantasy parallel world which she must save. I enjoyed a couple of Barker's fantasy novels for adults many years ago; wasn't really so grabbed by this one, kindly lent to me by cassave. The illustrations, which I guess are Barker's own from the lack of any separate credit, are a bit jarring as well.