Book – The Girl on the Dock
Author – G. Norman Lippert
Genre – Paranormal, Fantasy
Read in September 2012
Recommended to Asha by Goodreads
My Rating: ★★★
The story revolves around Petra Morganstern. A witch and classmate of James Potters at Hogwarts. Now, for all those who haven’t read or watched the famous Harry Potter series, James Potter, as we talk here, is Harry and Ginny Potter’s eldest son. After finishing her schooling, Petra has come back to her grand parents home in a village.
Her parents have died long back(so is what Lippert portrays) and has had a rather rough childhood.
Staying with her step-grandmother, Petra has a tough life so to be called with not being permitted to use her magical skills and enduring her grandmother’s cruel ill-tempered behavior toward her.
What I loved about the book is that it is a short story merely a hundred and thirty pages odd book and finishes even before you realize. Better that way as I wouldn’t have been much enthralled to read a 500-hundred-page-no-good-tale book just like that.
What I didn’t like is that the story seemed to be floundering with no mission or aim, so to say. Petra is confused as hell about her intentions in life. More than once I found myself disconnected with the story. There is no concrete plot for one and supplementing it is vague descriptions of events happening around Petra not to forget her seemingly weird past rolling on the ‘Blood-for-blood-theory’ which Lippert describes as the way to bring her dead mother back into the mortal world.
It seemed a lot to take in for a short-read like that majorly because of the disconnects in the story.
Now, Lippert has attempted to carry forward the epic Harry Potter story from where Rowling concludes it with the end of Voldemort and a presumably peaceful life ahead for the Wizard & Muggle world. Lippert has written a series of 3 books on James Potter(Harry’s eldest son) and his schooling at Hogwarts and the following unprecedented events.
Though, I liked the James Potter series better, The Girl on the Dock was no-where close comparatively.
That so far was my take on the book. Read for yourself and write a review. I would love to read it and know how you like the book.
– A Book-Lover(Also a Book-Reviewer)