“This is a fantasy story in the vein of The Princess Bride. I had seen the film version when it first came out, but I had never read the book before. While I really enjoyed it, its not my favorite Gaiman book (that position is still reserved for American Gods). Its about the story of Tristran and his lover's quest to find a fallen star. But he's not alone. There's an old witch who's after the star to help her regain her youth and 7 brothers after the star to help them gain control of their father's kingdom. That is if they survive each other. Plenty of Gaiman's sardonic wit to go around.
The copy I have is from HarperTeen, and with the exception of a few scenes its good YA book. With the scene, perhaps better for the older teen.
Finished - 5/20/13”