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The Seeing Stone by Holly Black
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May 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: ebook, 2011-read, children-s-literature
Read from May 05 to 07, 2011

In this second installment of The Spiderwick Chronicles, twins Simon and Jared and their sister Mallory face a troll, a kidnapping gang of goblins, and an injured griffon. They get through on their wits and bravery, with a little help from a reluctant brownie, a magic stone, and a mischievous hobgoblin.

Black and DeTerlizzi keep up the action admirably in this book, and do not shy away from dark or unpleasant themes. I really appreciated this. Traditional fairy tales are not fluffy, happy stories, they often deal with blood, violence, and evil. Having said that, there were some truly touching moments in the book, like Simon worried over his missing cat, or the children's mother frantically calling the police when they disappear from home.

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