While I don’t think this was the best adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, it might encourage a younger reader to explore the classics. The art is colorful and engaging but I found some of the drawings were not clear enough for my taste.
I just couldn’t connect to this story. The characters never became real for me, I didn’t care if they lived or died. I felt like I was reading a textbook. Where was the development? Where was the emotional connection? Boy, I can so understand the need to attach to the characters.
If you follow my blog, you know I read a lot of graphic novels. So many of them have characters I connect with. I can’t put my finger on why this particular tome just didn’t do it for me. The Hunchback is a very sympathetic character but I couldn’t dig in. I didn’t hate the villain and I didn’t like Esmeralda.
A reluctant child might like this book but I won’t guarantee it.