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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
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Jun 22, 2011

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bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy, my-2011-books, kindle, great-gift-idea
Recommended for: teens and adults who enjoy fantasy, not for children
Read from June 06 to 20, 2011 , read count: 1

This really was a most interesting story. The story takes place in real life in WWII England and in a fantasy kingdom, and the main character and a few others move back and forth between. The young boy, David, starts out as a sad and lonely kid who has lost his mom. His dad has re-married and had another child, and David is still grieving, besides feeling put out and a bit jealous. He discovers a magical kingdom through a hole in the back wall of the garden, and there he stays for quite a while, having some pretty scary adventures. The story wraps up pretty neatly when you get the history of the life and evil deed of the Crooked Man, and when David lives the rest of his life (no spoilers here on how that goes!). I did like the ending and felt that overall the story was well told.
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