How To Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1) by Cressida Cowell

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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a truly extraordinary Viking hero known throughout Vikingdom as “the Dragon Whisperer”…but it wasn’t always so. Travel back to the days when the mighty warrior was just a boy, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans. Can Hiccup capture a dragon and train it without being torn limb from limb? Join the adventure as the small boy finds a better way to train his dragon and become a hero!


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Title: How To Train Your Dragon

Series (if applicable): How To Train Your Dragon

Author: Cressida Cowell

Publisher (if applicable): Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre(s): Fantasy, Childrens, Fiction

My Rating: two stars


My Review:

I’ve seen the movie and TV series so I was a bit disappointed that this was in no way related to them, but this part did not affect my review whatsoever.
I have no clue how this book is popular and loved. I literally almost quit the book after the first five pages, but I wanted to see what the fuss was about. It’s just plain stupid.
The humor is very crude and the way it was written was a bit awful. I understand this was aimed at boys, but the pictures look like they’ve been drawn by a little kid and are nauseating. The book could have been better and more organized.
Toothless was cute, I guess, but I really like the one on the movies better. I was so bothered by multiple things throughout the whole book.
I won’t be reading any more of this series, mainly because I showed my mom it and she was displeased. I’m glad I read it before I let my brothers do so… they love the Netflix series.

I, again, think this would be the perfect book for boys. 🙂

Content Warnings:
Violence; Very crude jokes/speech (example: it shows how to say “my mother doesn’t like to be bit on her bum” in dragoneese. Another, the characters stole clothes from other vikings homes and mentioned the main character’s mothers clothing for the chest and there was even a drawn picture of it)


This review was written in my own words and opinions.

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