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The book of lost things
John Connolly
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David’s books have begun talking to him. Whispering really, alone in his attic bedroom as David mourns the death of his mother and keeps out of the way of his new stepmother. Soon David’s books become more real than the world around him, and he finds himself traveling through a fantasy land in the company of the Woodman, hunted by the Crooked Man, and searching for a King whose wondrous Book of Lost Things might just contain the one and only secret to sending David home again. The gloomy post-World War II setting, the fractured but still familiar fairy tale beasts and monsters, and the time-honored coming-of-age story combine to make The Book of Lost Things a spooky, entertaining, but always adult novel about the loss of innocence and the enduring power of a good story.
posted May 22, 2009 at 10:46AM
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main characters David
Age: 12
Mother died after a long illness; turns to books for comfort; father remarries; stepmother is pregnant; competes with everyone to find a place in his father's life; enters a portal to another world; undertakes a quest in order to earn his way back home.

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