At first glance, I had judged the book by its cover. I had read the fairy tale this book was based on, and it was quite boring. Now that I’ve read this book, I’ve absolutely fell in love with it. The constant theme it had was really amazing, and I loved this book.
In this book, a boy named Rump struggles because of his name. He is laughed at by many people, and becomes the “butt” of all jokes. Because of this, he believes that his destiny is terrible, and thinks he won’t have a good life. He then discovers a spinning wheel, and uses it to find out he can make gold. This leads him into a lot of trouble, as the miller he is enemies with uses him to his advantage. After that, he goes on a journey, and through this, he finds the true power and destiny of his real name,
I loved the format, and everything this book offered really satisfied me. I would recommend it to 3rd to 6th graders, because the plot sometimes gets complicated, and the book includes deaths of people close to Rump. But all in all, I feel this book is a must-read!