My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was an unusual story with unusual characters. It’s like an older version of Tarzan filled with mystery and drama. Chiku is an endearing character that many teenagers will be able to relate to. Overcoming obstacles and soul searching would be the best two ways to describe this book.
Chiku goes in search of her missing father. Seems normal right? Here’s the twist. She was also raised by chimps. Her second family follows her on an adventure of a lifetime, albeit dangerous adventure and the reader is presented with a story that will stay in their minds for a long time.
In Devolution, Peter Clenott skillfully uses drama, humor, adventure to relate the story of Chiku, the plot is reader friendly and character development consistently sparks reader interaction.
One of the most endearing scenes is when Chiku announces her decision to stay because “the chimpanzees need me.” I thought this was mighty mature of a teenager to put her needs ahead of others. A story that was both informative and intelligent. Must read.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.
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