Adventure · Fantasy · Young Adult books

Stig’s First Flight of Encounters, by Stephan von Clinkerhoffen

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way and the thoughts expressed are my own.

I found this book confusing at times. In places it changed character’s Point of View from one paragraph to another. Basically, it’s about a young boy, Stig, who goes on a flight in his plane and crashes hundreds of miles from home then finding his way back. I liked the Bach, the evil creatures, they looked unique while the enormous flowers were awesome. Some are the size of a room! The people use the plants’ pollen as food and the leaves of clothing. The book focuses a lot on how people should be a part of nature and care for the environment, not destroy it. I loved the almost symbiotic relationship between people and nature.

I found Stig’s journey home quite slow, even though things did happen it seemed the events all happened it clumps rather than spread out. Overall, it all felt quite slow. The plimph creatures, a mix between a terrier dog and an otter, were very cool. People couldn’t own them or name them along with their behaviour made them feel every cat-like. The comparison to those living in the city of Chelldrah-ham and those that live in the forest was very interesting, it really showed the differences in their attitudes towards nature.

I give it 3/5


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