Once in a while, I enjoy reading about the hidden and magical worlds that allow me to get away from the unbearable reality. The one great Gnome is one such book. Sarah moves from New York City to rural Hadley, Connecticut. She’s not so happy with her new home because she misses her old friends and surroundings. But she's eager to find new friends as well. On the same day, she finds a statue that turns into a living gnome once she puts his sword in his hands. This surprises Sarah. The Gnome she meets is Vesper. Vesper tells her the story of his world and Sarah decides to join him for the adventure. From that moment onward, we join Sarah in a magical Gnome world. Sarah uses her intelligence and fearlessness to solve the battles between the world of gnomes, elves, and trolls.
I listened to the audiobook on Netgalley. The first and foremost thing I would like to admire is the striking descriptions of events. Everything is so superbly narrated that I could visualise everything. The voices of the characters, the pacing, and the tone - so so amazing. Even the detailed voices like the closing of the door, cooking, running, panting and every minor detail. Even kids would be able to imagine everything with such a cool narration.
This book vividly reminded me of the movie Smurfs. Not saying this is a copy or something, but it reminded me because of the characters. So, the everything wasn't entirely unique but I thoroughly enjoyed this fun book.
I would recommend this book to kids and teens. Good escape for adults as well.