Sunday, 1 January 2012

Books I Have Read - Hugo Pepper

This book is rather interesting in that I didn't think I would like it but I was surprised that I did.
I found the story very clever in that it starts with a little baby being placed infront of the door step of a couple that live in the snowy mountains. Two giant foot prints are there as well. Eventually Hugo finds out that these people are not his family and descides to go looking for his real parents.

He lands in a town that has many people (each one given their own chapter to tell their story). It turns out that each of the people he meets had something to do with his parents. He finds out how his parents were killed. He grows to love all the people but descides he must return to his other parents.
Just as he is about to leave he finds that a cruel man is keeping the snow monsters (that have huge feet and tiny bodies) hostage so they can run his newspaper business. This cruel man is also buying up all the houses in the town and throwing the people out on the streets. It turns out the man is looking for the hidden treasure.
Hugo eventually saves the day by freeing the snow monsters and finding the hidden treasure so that the resisdenace of the town can save their houses.

I loved the clever way the story had so many many sides and little stories within the larger overall story but how, in the end, all the circles joined up and I always love a happy ending.

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