The Number Devil

The Number Devil book cover
The Number Devil is a novel written by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. It teaches a little about the basics of numbers while telling a fun story. The characters (Robert and the Number Devil) are very interesting, though I find the plot a little lovey dovey - too expected and the characters have too much character, if you understand. It's about a boy called Robert that, after he falls asleep, meets the Number Devil who teaches him about his personal hobby - numbers, of course. The Number Devil flares up easily, and not once does Robert feel like kicking him in his scarlet face. The Number Devil is a nice book the first time you read it, but it gets boring the more times you read it, so if you plan on reading it, I would recommend borrowing it from the library instead of buying it in the book store.