Monday, December 2, 2019

THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly

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   David was conquered by grief and jealousy due to his mother’s death and of his father’s newfound family- Rose and Georgie. It proves that anguish and loneliness can sometimes poison even a child’s heart. Later, he can hear the books whisper to him, then soon, seizures began to attack him which baffled the doctors of its cause. But The Crooked Man can bring back everything he had lost… for a bargain.
. . . For a lifetime was but a moment in that place, and each man dreams his own heaven.
And in the darkness, David closed his eyes, as all that was lost was found again.”
I love the poetic tone of the story. It pulled me in and kept me reading despite the sad things happening along the way. It's interesting when twists were added to fairytales we grew up with. This is a dark tale of one boy's inner turmoil and descent to despondency. Also, a message of how powerful stories can be in children's lives. I adore John Connolly for this brilliant book!


Book details:
Title: The Book of Lost Things
Author: John Connolly
Publication: October 16, 2007, Washington Square Press
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/ Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★★


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