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The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
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it was amazing
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Wow...I'll never look at knitting needles the same way again. Thanks a lot, Soft Parts Doreen.

Seriously, though, why isn't this book a well-known classic? It was so charming and funny and addicting. It was like Roald Dahl with a bit of Narnia and Harry Potter thrown in. I loved the writing style, the characters, the plot, everything! What is it with the British and their children's books? They write kids' classics better than anyone else.

Every time I read a new middle grade, I'm hoping that it will be just like this...a new favorite.
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Reading Progress

October 5, 2012 – Shelved
January 29, 2015 – Shelved as: books-i-own
November 9, 2015 – Started Reading
November 9, 2015 –
page 81
35.06% "I am loving this so far."
November 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Robin (new)

Robin Interesting. Not unlike a trip from Platform 9 3/4! :)


Kristin I'll have to admit that the title drew me in for that exact reason. :) I was watching some videos of an English book reviewer on Youtube last night and she mentioned this author (and this book).


message 3: by Libby (new)

Libby oh, i LOVE Eva Ibbotson! I've not read this one, but I was given a collection of her books for 'older readers' for Christmas a few years ago and loved them. A Song For Summer is amazing.


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