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The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
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bookshelves: btbc, hfach, adventure, boys, character-values, ethnic-groups, fantasy, family-relations-conflicts, fiction, series
Read in October, 2004

A thrilling book that moves beyond novelty to some truly significant ideas as Omri learns the significance of his actions and the impact that his decisions make on others. The entire series is fantastic, but the later books add more mature themes (serious family conflict, out-of-wedlock children, jealousy, death, guilt, resentment). A very rich and complex web of relationships grows with each book, and challenge the reader in many ways. As the series progresses, two sets of stories begin to emerge, with different conflicts and themes: the outer story of Omri and those connected in his family with the cupboard, and the inner story of Little Bull, his people, and the conflict they face in his historical context.
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