Book Review- The Missing Piece

Book: The Missing Piece

Author/Illustrator: Shel Silverstein

Format: Hardback

Published:1976

I was at the library the other day, and picked up this book without even looking at the title. It was a kid’s book, it was by Shel Silverstein, it had to be cute and fun and full of poems and such, right? Wrong. Assuming anything was my first mistake. My second mistake was actually reading it.

The entirety of the plot surrounds a circle that is missing a piece from it, and decides to go on a journey to look for said piece. It goes over mountains and across bodies of water, loses a race to a snail, and finds many wrong pieces along the way. Unfortunately, one thing it didn’t find was any sort of entertainment whatsoever. It was quite honestly one of the dullest books I have ever read. On top of that, it does not even end. Not even when it finds its missing piece. It just keeps going and going and going. I think I actually derived more entertainment from Grammar Basics For Dummies (no, I have not completely lost my mind). Overall, I give this book a 1 page rating. If you see this book, run in the opposite direction, and do NOT look back.

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