The Night Circus

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by Erin Morgenstern (Goodreads Author)

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Victor Madsen The short answer is 'Yes. Yes, I would.'
The longer answer is this: The Night Circus is a wonderful book. It has a very ethereal feel to it the whole w…more
The short answer is 'Yes. Yes, I would.'
The longer answer is this: The Night Circus is a wonderful book. It has a very ethereal feel to it the whole way through which makes for beautiful visuals and a deliberate sense that while you're in that world, you're on a different plane of existence.
There's nothing graphic, brutal, or disturbing, but there are parts that are inescapably sinister - and this is by design.
The structure is not linear, but that's not really an issue if you're paying attention.
The book may even have a YA feel to you if that's what you read more often than not, but there are more layers to The Night Circus than you would initially think, so keep that in mind.(less)
Karl The word 'fuck' is used in the first few pages. 'Slut' and 'whore' also get thrown around later on (directed at one of the protagonists by her psychot…moreThe word 'fuck' is used in the first few pages. 'Slut' and 'whore' also get thrown around later on (directed at one of the protagonists by her psychotically abusive father). There is overt child abuse, a nonsensical murder and, yes, as other reviewers have said, there is a tame and passionless implied sex scene.
It's also an insipid and laboriously tedious novel. Your daughter will probably be bored to sleep.
Try Golden Compass by Philip Pullman or Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. (less)
Meowzilla Y Couldn't stand Caraval. It was maddening and never read the second book. This is so much more beautiful and enchanting in comparison. Almost like this…moreCouldn't stand Caraval. It was maddening and never read the second book. This is so much more beautiful and enchanting in comparison. Almost like this is what Caraval was trying to be but can't. (less)
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Chiara Pereira It is connected to the ending when Tsukiko tells of how Hinata trapped herself in a pillar of ash for Tsukiko and how Marco was going to do the same f…moreIt is connected to the ending when Tsukiko tells of how Hinata trapped herself in a pillar of ash for Tsukiko and how Marco was going to do the same for Celia, until she came up with an idea to save them both.(less)

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