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The Plucker by Brom
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Sep 12, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Recommended to Lindsay by: Mark

** spoiler alert ** Don't read my review. It's kind of lame. Just read the book.
This book is so cool! Get this, the main character is a jack in the box. He has been abandoned with the other forgotten toys by the boy he belongs to. Since the toys interaction with each other reflects the boy's feelings about the toys, life sucks for Jack. But, don't think you know how the story ends. This is not toy story. Just wait. The boy's father brought him a toy from a trip to Africa which turned out to be a spirit doll.
Here is an excerpt:
Pain. It could feel pain. Pain racked its entire body. And it was good to feel the pain. Good to feel anything other than the endless darkness. It also felt hate. But this wasn't new. It had sat in that doll for over two centuries with hate its only companion. But mostly it felt hunger, a deep ravenous clawing in its stomach. And there were so many sweet smells coming from the little boy's room. So it waited for the night, waited for the little boy to fall asleep. Waited for the toys to come out and play.

Does that give you the chills? It gets so much creepier. Which I have to admit, I love. And Jack is killed but brought back to life with the heart of a mummified snake to go to battle to save the boy. It's so cool! The illustrations are really amazing, too. This is definitely not a book for young children.
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