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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fae, lgbtq

Aw, this story stole my heart!
Linus Baker has a dreary bureaucratic job in a rather Orwellian city, evaluating orphanages for magical youth. But his special assignment to an idyllic island changes it all: an island housing nobody except a charming orphanage master, his six unusual charges, and a spunky sprite. It turns out that even though one of the children is, if reports are to be believed, the Antichrist himself, they're all basically GOOD kids. (And they're all unique and delightful, but my favorite might be Chauncey the friendly gelatinous blob, who wants to be a bellhop.) As for Arthur, the master of the place--well, he might just be the love Linus has needed in his life.

What I loved was how lighthearted and funny this book was, even when it was deeply touching. It reminded me of something Christopher Moore might write (though less crass--I say that with affection for Moore!), but it also says all the truly important things about caring for each other in society rather than punishing others for being different. This is my first read by T.J. Klune, but won't be my last! I like his style.
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Reading Progress

November 19, 2019 – Started Reading
November 19, 2019 – Shelved
November 22, 2019 –
page 100
November 22, 2019 – Shelved as: fae
November 22, 2019 – Shelved as: lgbtq
November 23, 2019 –
page 147
November 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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