Monday, December 24, 2007

The Portal



The Portal

By Andrew Norriss

William, aged 13, and his brother Daniel, aged 8, live a fairly ordinary life with their parents. But one day their parents disappear, and the two brothers learn very extraordinary things about their home, their parents and themselves.

This a very enjoyable book – Norriss writes with such humour and understanding of his young characters, and the story’s plot has touches of science-fiction, mystery, adventure and family drama.

William struggles to understand the disappearance of his parents, and is confused about how to help his younger brother cope. Friends of his parents offer him help and advice, but it is William himself who eventually solves the mystery. Mixed with this is the discovery that William’s dad was the Station Master for an intergalactic portal, and that he is expected to take over the role while his dad is missing, meeting and greeting visitors from other worlds.

A fun book, with an exciting story and interesting characters.

1 comment:

Topsyjane said...

Hello Terry, I hope you don'r mind but i have put a link to your review of The Portal on my new website that has information about the books and sschool visits by Andrew Norriss. http://anorrissbooks.wordpress.com/
Let me know if you want me to remove it. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.It's an excellent review.