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The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials Series #1)

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials Series #1) - My Rating:9/10My Take: This book was absolutely brilliant! I don't know why I didn't read this earlier! It was passionately written, beautifully thought out and a very emotional journey! I was hooked from the beginning and on the edge of my seat the whole time!The characters were vivid, wondrous and fantastically diabolical! I also love Daemons and the idea of them!I think this book shows that you can't always ignore or undervalue the power and influence of children. We are very quick to ignore what they say. We have to listen more carefully.*SPOILERS*I was so close to tears when they found Tony! It was heart wrenching!Oh and Roger...My Questions:I don't get why everyone was so against this book. Yes it talks about the church etc. But this is fantasy... Its not attacking the church in real life, its attacking the church in the book... Because you know this is a world with Daemons, and witches and talking bears...I could be wrong and Philip Pullman has a plan of taking over young minds with his "kill god approach". Yes that could be it, but I choose to enjoy the book for what it is. A story!I think this book has a way of making one want to be a better person, want to be as sure and as brave a Lyra about what is right and what is wrong!Favourite Quote:"You cannot change what you are, only what you do."— Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass)What Daemon do you have?Take the test here: http://www.okcupid.com/tests/6635779265233744574/Golden-Compass-DaemonTell me in comments please :)My result: Suggested forms: Swan, Elephant, Koala, Panda, Chameleon, Wolf.