Today's review is for:
The Book of Lost Things
Author: John Connolly
Our main character, David, has just lost his mother. In his grief he is feeling angry and alone. He keeps to himself, spending most of his time in his room, reading. The books whisper to him reminding him of how alone he is.
Soon - his dad remarries, and he gets a little brother named Georgie. David feels more alone than ever. One day, he is in his backyard and he is suddenly sent into a world that he doesn't recognize. The world is full of monsters and kings and heroes. All David wants to do is get home. All his anger starts to disappear as he realizes he may never see his family again.
This was a good book. My favorite chapter was when David came across the 7 Dwarfs and we got to see the "real Snow White". She was a bit of a pistol. The author intermixed real fairy tales into the story - giving them more of a real life spin instead of the happily ever after we read about in books.
Check it out. IT is a book for the younger ages (grades 5-7), but I really enjoyed reading it