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Wildwood by Colin Meloy
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Jun 02, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: great-kid-s-books
Read from May 26 to 29, 2011

Really excellent. A proper review to come.

So, proper review - my main, shameful, criteria, for liking anything goes something like this: if I wish to have written, created, taken photograph, worn that item of clothing or thought of that - if I am a little bit jealous of not having come up with the idea - if I want to be the writer and the main character - that's what I love.
Wildwood made me feel both wistful for being twelve and reading it and pretending to be Prue and going on my own adventures, and also wistful for being Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis, wishing I had made it - the book is so beautiful.
Yes, there is sometimes a feeling that you've maybe read parts of the book before. Yes, it made me think of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - but you have to understand that I LOOOOVED that book - read it until the cover fell off - I still remember finding it in the library for the first time - it's seminal in my world view - and the fact that Wildwood reminded me of it actually made me like it more.

Get it for your 12 year old, for your 12 year old self.
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