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The Drift House by Dale Peck
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Oct 17, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy-horror-sci-fi, kids

I really enjoyed this - it started off feeling slightly derivitave of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and did continue to use elements of other fantasy novels, but the characters were interesting (I wish there was more Murray, though, he was my favorite of the children) and the whole theme of time was fascinating. There were a couple places where I felt it could've been a little less heavy-handed with the "life lesson" stuff (lectures from adults about x, y, and z) but all in all I think it was a really great read.
I listened to it on tape, because I'm a children's book loving dork, but I plan to read it to my son sometime soon, as well.

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