Uma of the World Under Marta Baroni | Review
We are in Norway at the time of the viking era.
Uma is an orphan girl who has been welcomed into a new family, but is treated harshly and believes, right or wrong, that nobody wants to good. His greatest desire, as often confides to his friend Ruy and his lamb Sukkerspinn, is to be able to find his real parents to stay with them, convinced that she would be happy forever with his family. One day you find a mistake in an area forbidden to the inhabitants of the village and here is a well that is said to be able to fulfill every wish. His friends doubt that this is actually true, but you are convinced of the contrary and goes to the well alone to try to live happily with his loved ones. Will find that certain desires can lead to a search for happiness, but finding only loneliness and melancholy.
In the meantime, we move into our time to meet with the young Killian (“Little Warrior”), just traferitosi in a small town of Norway, together with the single mother, who faces the problems of all the guys in a new environment, until he meets a special person and is so different from the other.
Marta Baroni addresses the problems of adolescents by mixing with the world of fairy tales.
The characters are very realistic, and can well express the doubts and the nonsense of their ages, while to hopefully get the things you believed not to have, but in reality you already possess (a feature that you keep for the whole life, to tell the truth...). The plot unfolds well, even though, in my opinion, the ending of the first chapter could be better explained – even if you then you can understand everything perfectly – it would have been enough, even just a page with some indication.
From puntio of view of art, the designs are characterized by style rather soft, which is well suited also to the theme of fairy tales, just the volume, but that often flaw in the dynamics.
Hit the character design of the characters, especially the desires of the Amu are well characterized and each one is different from another in its personification. Very well-studied is the figure of the Haper, the girl that Killian meets for the first time at the supermarket, at the shelves of cereal, and then crossing several times in the first few pages of the second chapter; the girl (whose name derives from the verb " Norwegian håper, “hope”) constitutes the connecting link between him and Uma and so it is vital to the story: Marta Baroni makes an all-round character thanks to the clothes he wears (where the colors are always the opposite of those that characterize the clothing of the Uma) and the dialogues which it expresses, which are often dry but important to understand what happens at the Uma, and how this has changed in the course of much time spent.
The necklace Babao public so another good volume, full of meaning to young readers that they will give you a chance.
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