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The Turning

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Ben Larsson is angry. His mother is dead. His estranged father has dragged him to England, hoping that a fresh start in a new country will repair their damaged relationship. Ben is determined that this will never happen. Then, Ben's life is consumed by unexplained events. A complete stranger attacks him. The school outcast, a strange girl named Y vonne who ...more
Published February 1st 2005 by Kids Can Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jul 28, 2010 Miriam rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya, mythology
I've come across a few other recent novels referencing the Green Man mythos -- is this a fad? It would be interesting if it were, as the Green Man was also popular in the 19th century. This story isn't otherwise particularly historical; it is set in the present and deals with specifically Northanglian folklore. For the rest it is a standard YA fantasy of blood specialness and contact with the supernatural realm. Overall it was pretty good, and would be a 4-star if it had about 40 more pages to f ...more
Adalira Morningstar
I grabbed this book from the library because it seemed like it would be a quick and interesting read so I was surprised by how much difficulty I had getting through it. The story seemed to drag on and on despite only being about 200 pages long.

This book was okay. It started out interesting, began to drag in the middle and was basically unraveled at the very end. Not really worth the time it took me to get through it.
Dec 03, 2011 Bekah rated it it was ok
I thought this was an interesting concept for a book, but I truly think more could have been done with it. There could have been more information on the background of the Fey, or about Ben's relationship with his mother. Also, I found the ending to be quite disappointing and unclear.
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Jan 17, 2012 Sara Stalder rated it really liked it
Very, very interesting book. Lots of magic and suspense.
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Aug 02, 2007 Goldie Marie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: kids
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Was really weird at first, but I ended up loving it and enjoying it.
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Unsettling and unsatisfactory.
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An excellent story that pulls its readers into a magical and completely believable world.
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I am English by birth, Canadian by choice. I live in Dundas, Ontario, with my husband and sometimes my son (he goes to boarding school, and no, it's his choice, not because he is a bad boy!)

I love history, especially anything to do with Norse history and Vikings. Researching any of my historical novels is my idea of fun. I am currently researching the fall of Hong Kong in 1941 to write a book in S
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