My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My first book in this new year became very special to me. The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius stays high in terms of rating of all books I read.
Sally Jones has to find an evidence to prove her captain’s innocence who has been convicted for twenty five years of life in jail for committing a murder. Sally Jones, an engineer,an ape , an intelligent ape was abandoned because of the murder trial ends up meeting new and different people who in turn takes her to her unforgettable life journey.
A must read children book to be there in our shelf. Do you want to know how to teach your kid to be kind,to go on, to be hopeful, to take revenge(in a beautiful way)?Then gift this book to her/him. Of course it’s never late even for adults to learn good things.You might also should read this book. An ape who is more human than you and me. She is compassionate,respectful,dignified,lovable,dutiful and many more things.
The writing was beautiful and thoughtful. Oh my god every character was beautifully portrayed. A coin has two sides ,like ways every human has to have two sides. Be like Sally at times in your life to understand why the people have the other side of themselves. Sally observes ,Sally listens. Sally impressed me a lot.
This book is a flavor of thriller,adventure and drama. The last 200 pages was dragging but I couldn’t put the book down ,until I saw Sally with Captain again.I am happy for Sally