The Book of Boy
Boy is a servant whose life is unexpectedly upended when a mysterious pilgrim purchases his services for a search of holy relics related to Saint Peter. Set in the fourteenth century, this book examines the relationship of Secundus (the pilgrim) and Boy as well as the search for relics and their importance of the time period.
I found this book a little dull. It started out with promise but tasks were made too simple, accomplished with relative ease which made for little tension. You could tell quite easily from the start what the twist of the story was going to be so when it was finally revealed it too was lackluster. I would have liked to have seen more back story of Secundus and more suspense when it came to recovering the relics they sought. I honestly don't see how it became a Newbery Honor when there were so many really great middle grade novels out there this year. And as for people who say it is better than Inquisitor's Tale....not to me.