As the title suggests, I shall be presenting you with a book recommendation! As an enthusiastic writer, I am constantly reading. One of my favorite books, though, can very well be The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi. Although it is categorized as being a children’s book, the beautiful illustrations and the well thought out words make it an exciting read for anyone.
In its 400 or so pages, a story unfolds about a young girl, being raised alone by a robot. It takes place way into the future, where everything is controlled by robots and no one knows much anymore about the outside world. Finding a clue about a place called “Wondla”, the heroine quickly finds that she wishes to explore this outside world very much. Many trials get in her way as she discovers new friends, new foes, and new adventure.
I, personally, have read the book two or three times, and it has not gotten old. The wording is extravagant, the story line is catchy, and- as I’ve mentioned before- the illustrations are breathtaking (Tony DiTerlizzi has illustrated quite a few books, and his style is quite elegant. You would know him if you read The Spiderwick Chronicles or if you have read the first book in Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series).
All in all, it is a book worth reading if you find yourself craving adventure and a charming plot.