Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman

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AuthorPhillip Pullman
TitleNorthern Lights
SeriesHis Dark Materials
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
Submitted by Anonymous 
(Mar 08, 2004)

I loved this book because it is so gripping. You can completely lose yourself in it and just watch enthralled as the complicated plot deepens and twists. The words immmediatly spring pictures to mind, and you can see the whole story unravelling before your eyes, as if on a private film-reel.

You follow Lyra every step of the way, and are always watching her to find out what unexpected thing she will do next. She is a wonderful character and is fiery, hot-tempered and stubborn, but at the same time kindly, loyal and determined. She is a very wilful character and leaps out of the page at you, and always does the unexpected. You might think that 'that way' seems the logical way to go, so, almost as if to prove you wrong, she will go the other way.

The places themselves are so real, that you almost find yourself thinking that this is a real place in the world, rather than a mythical place.
This is a wonderful book and I give it a 5/5. I will definately read more of his books and encourage people 11+ to read them too.

Submitted by Anonymous 
(Dec 12, 2002)

This book is set with adventure and excitement and it will really get your mind in full imagination. The words are so vivid they can paint a thousand pictures in your mind. I am 16 and I really loved this book, my brother is 8 and he enjoyed it too.
I would like to thank mr Pullman for writing such an amazing story.

Submitted by Anonymous
(Feb 09, 2001)

It is an adventurous book all about a girl called Lyra, Dust, Gobblers and the North. It is set in modern times ( they have cars and electricity) but uses other things like myths ( people have daemons and animals talk). Lyra is very strong willed and is determined to go North with her Uncle Asriel, but he does not let her. Then something happens and the Master gives her something, suddenly she is heading North against many dangers and who knows what might happen... It is not suitable for children under 10 as it has a lot of swearing.

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