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Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret (Leven Thumps #2)

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You must be ready to join Leven Thumps, Clover Ernest, and Winter Frore as they journey across Foo to free Geth from his existence as a toothpick and restore him as the rightful heir to the throne. It won't be easy. Foo is in chaos, and Leven must overcome several adversaries and survive the Swollen Forest to save his friends and keep hope alive. As fate would have it, bad ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Aladdin (first published September 27th 2006)
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Whitney
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mid-grade
Tedious. Tedious, tedious, tedious.

Like the first book, The Whispered Secret managed to pick up the pace at the end, but that did not make up for the first three quarters.

Perhaps it would be a better read as a part of a nightly tradition in which you read a chapter or two to your children. That would break up the tedious repetition of the same plotline.

I'm amazed I feel this apathetic about the book, because I do like the storyline and the setting. The writing and the world of Foo itself are m
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Laura
Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Nessa
Jan 03, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Lindsay Heaton
Pretty good, but somewhat a hodgepodge of other popular kids' fantasy books. That being said, my son really enjoyed it, and I appreciated its lack of swear words and such.
Smaileh
This book starts right where the last one left off. Again, I enjoy the use of language, and, again, I am not fond of the reliance on fate and coincidence.

Leven and his friends are separated when Jamoon, one of Sabine's minions, attacks them with a flock of rovens. Leven is torn between rescuing Winter and taking Geth to the turrets where he can reclaim his seat as leader of Foo. If they delay in reaching the turrets, Geth will die. There is an interesting image of a mountain made of rocks repres
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Jen
Oct 02, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I struggle with Leven Thumps. I felt like the first book dragged on forever. I started reading the second to see if it was just one of those "first book" things. So far it's a bulldozer, plowing ahead. There is just something that keeps me from really enjoying Leven. I think part of it is because it seems really disconnected. Most books feel like the author had a decent idea of the general outline of the story (even if they didn't.) So far Leven feels like the author sat down, picked some rando ...more
JD
Oct 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Synopsis:
You must be ready to join Leven Thumps, Clover Ernest, and Winter Frore as they journey across Foo to free Geth from his existence as a toothpick and restore him as the rightful heir to the throne. It won't be easy. Foo is in chaos, and Leven must overcome several adversaries and survive the Swollen Forest to save his friends and keep hope alive. As fate would have it, bad goes to worse when Leven digs up a buried secret -- one that stalks him, determined to whisper a truth that could b
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Travis
Jun 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I approached this book with a little trepidation after reading book one, wondering if it would be worth my time reading. Right in the first couple of pages I ran in to a discrepancy - when Jamoon was described as being well over six feet tall, but when he was introduced in book one, he was only five-ten. As I continued in the story, which at times was tedious, I concluded that the reason I don't really get into the story is that it is so far removed from any known reality that I don't have an ...more
Stephanie
I really want to like these books better than I do. The ending of this one was good--the pace picked up, there was drama and purpose, and we actually got some useful information about the big picture. But the first 3/4 of the book was tedious, too many characters, and the same kinds of plot lines over and over. I'm tired of the following: bad event happens to character, author explains ad nauseum exactly what some new object or event means in Foo, character barely escapes bad event, everything i ...more
Marty
May 02, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Talk about overwhelming!
Seemingly millions of creatures with odd names, exceptionally weird concepts and one to many characters.
I found it was almost like the author kept having writers block, and so every time he did, he threw in something new for Leven to run into.
I admit I haven't read book 1 because my library never seems to have it in, so maybe that is why its confusing?
If you're an Alice in Wonderland person, then you'd probably like this, otherwise, its rather a waste of time.
I perfe
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Obert Skye read his first book at age two. He wrote his first story at age four. And he was nearly trampled by a herd of water buffalo at age six. For a short time, he lived on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he spent time as a candy-taster. Several years ago, Obert Skye says, he discovered the existence of Foo. Publishing his story as a fictional series was not Obert’s first choice. Neverthel ...more
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  • Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps, #1)
  • Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want (Leven Thumps, #3)
  • Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra (Leven Thumps, #4)
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“Desperate times call for desperate measures. That's a saying, or a bit of advice, or a catchprase, or a string of words used to confuse people less intelligent than you. In any case, it means: Life is tough, so you'd better fight hard-or something like that.” 64 likes
“Terry was beside himself. Not literally. This story would be that much more painful if there were two Terrys, able to stand next to each other and simultaneously curse Leven.” 29 likes
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