The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The book follows the journey of a young girl in a parallel universe where people's souls exist outside of their bodies as animal companions, called daemons. When her friend is kidnapped by a mysterious organization, she sets off on a quest to rescue him, armed with a truth-telling device known as the golden compass. Along the way, she encounters a variety of characters, including witches, armored bears, and aeronauts, and uncovers a sinister plot involving the children of her world.

The 926th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 607

Since this book was first published in 1995, there is a penalty of 33.6%. The age adjusted score is 403.05.

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