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Double by Jenny Valentine
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Aug 23, 11

Read from August 21 to 23, 2011

Chap, a homeless nobody, is shown a MISSING poster of a boy who looks exactly like him. Nothing to lose by pretending to be him. "Okay" he lied.

Now called Cassiel, Chap is taken to Cassiel's home in an English village. He isn't the only one with secrets. There are many hidden secrets. Danger lurks.

Double is not a paranormal book and does not have mystical characters, but it reads with the refreshing atmosphere of a fairy tale.

Ahhhhh, a thoroughly satisfying read when all the puzzling questions are tied up at the end.

A favorite passage: Grandad took Chap to the back room of a charity thrift store and shows him a cardboard box full of glasses. "Think of all the reading they've done," he said. "Think of all the things those glasses have seen.

What Grandad continues to say is profound!

No wonder Valentine has received four Carnegie Medal nominations.
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