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The Dream Thief by J.M. DeMatteis
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Jan 13, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: kids-of-most-ages, met-or-know-the-author, borrowed

I read this book immediately after reading the first in the series The Road to Inconceivable back to back, so I am doing a sort of joint review. Even if you haven't read the first book, please check out my journal entry on it as there are a couple of great stories there.

This book is grand, even better than the first. Great format continues, going between the old "original" books, Kate's enchanted diary and the world of Abadazad. Street wise Kate, with more cynicism than any child should have to have, finds herself off to another world to find her lost little brother. Vibrant colors, great characterizations and the promise of sequels. What could be bad?

And how many graphic novels do you read, where you find yourself thinking you want to make a note for a quote in your journal entry. There is a real core of teaching in this book-- not heavy handed morality or beat your face in with it spirituality, but honest observations that can be great guideposts for anyone, child or adult, in their journey through life. I love the names of the different characters and "species" that populate the story, and the way that books play such an important part. The guidance of Uncle Waterlogged and Pfoughh the Wubbtale, the companionship of Wix...the idea of finding your own personal magic...

I'm hooked. Can you tell?

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