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Winter Door (The Gateway Trilogy #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  433 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
In the midst of the worst winter on record, Rage is beset with worry. Her mother still hasn’t fully recovered from her car accident despite Rage’s successful quest for healing magic. Her stoic uncle seems to be having second thoughts about looking after her. The school bully, Logan, is increasingly malicious. And her only friend, Billy Thunder, is just a dog again. As if t ...more
ebook, 211 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 2003)
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Rachel Brown
Sequel to Night Gate, in which I was fascinated by the twelve-year-old heroine's stirrings-of-first-love relationship with Billy Thunder, her dog who turns into an attractive teenage boy when they go to fantasyland together to try to wake her mother from a coma.

Now back in the real world, it turns out that Rage's mom briefly rallied, but is now worse than ever. Oops. To Rage's sorrow, Billy Thunder is a dog again. For the first half of the novel, Rage has brief dreams of fantasyland, but much of
I love these books. It's official. I'm not even sure why I love them so much, other than they tug on my heart and it's just so much wholesome adventurousness that it makes me do happy dances inside. I do have little issues with them, but they're small, niggling things that don't matter much at all.

What I think I like most about them is the imagination that's put into each one. Winter Door definitely does not disappoint in this aspect. Rage is back at home and Billy is just a dog again, and her m
Jul 22, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 7th and up
The Winter Door is the second book in the Night Gate Trilogy and some prior knowledge is assumed. Rage (Rachel Winnoway) has been left to her uncle’s care while her mother recovers from a car accident. Ignored by classmates, Rage and her dog Billy Thunder once again venture into the alternate realm of Valley. Through dream walking, Rage learns that a gate has been opened, thereby flooding Valley and her world with everlasting winter and despair. After becoming friends with the class clown and bu ...more
Dec 31, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first two books in the Gateway Trilogy were good. Complex issues are explored with sensitivity. Rage has problems worse than the typical angsty teenage novel heroine. Her mother is desperately ill, her uncle is taciturn and distant, the only friends she has are her beloved dogs, and she's finding school difficult. She has a lot more to worry about than popularity.
I wish Isobelle Carmody would write the third book already! It's been so long now that I'll have to read the first two books again
Enquanto espero e desespero pelos últimos volumes da série Obernewtyn, resolvi ler este. A forma de escrever dela é facilmente reconhecível, com assuntos bem sérios a espreitar em alegorias bem formuladas. Não tão bom como a série Obernewtyn, mas gostei.
Nov 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-series
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Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it! My only disappointment is that the next book to this trilogy is not available yet.
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a great seires. I can't wait to read the next book. You really get to know the characters.
Oct 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
It was interesting to see how Gilbert, Elle and Mr. Walker got along in the other world... as well as how things turned out with Logan.

But oh Billy Thunder... you make my heart ache.

Mar 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book! I likeded it!
Tikki Tarvin
so far so good.
Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These were cute and fun books. My only disappointment is I cannot find the last one (Firecat) anywhere to read.

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Isobelle Carmody began the first novel of her highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still in high school. The series has established her at the forefront of fantasy writing in Australia.

In addition to her young-adult novels, such as the Obernewtyn Chronicles and Alyzon Whitestarr, Isobelle's published works include several middle-grade fantasies. Her still-unfinished Gateway Trilogy
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Other Books in the Series

The Gateway Trilogy (2 books)
  • Night Gate (The Gateway Trilogy, #1)