Thursday, May 21, 2009

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson

This book was lent to me by my friend Steven after we were discussing Chocolate River Rescue. I had a hard time getting into the book and believing the first few events, but once I got through about half of it, I found the adventure to be quite compelling. Thomas is an 11 year old boy who has lived beside Leepike Ridge his entire life. His dad passed away a few years ago and his mother is involved with a man that Thomas doesn't like. After a fight with his mom, Thomas runs away and finds himself floating down the Leepike river on a slab of refrigerator packing. When he wakes up, he finds himself under the Ridge and the rest of the story is about his journey to get out from under the Ridge. He meets some interesting characters under the mountain and through it all, he is on a quest to return home.

1 comment:

  1. i think that like a lot of good literature the journey in leepike ridge is a metaphor. heading under the mountain, trapped and yet passing through layers of history and experience. there are other details but they are plot busters so i'll not wreck it for your readers. it's not high on my list of great books but it does point a direction that suggests some potential. to be honest i wish someone would grab the story and rework it with a very deliberate metaphoric intent and lay it bare.
    a good adventure. steven