- File Size: 1756 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dava Enterprises (February 5, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 5, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004M8SSBO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,884 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a book that you can't wait to finish, but at the same time don't want to finish. The only solution is to start reading it all over again.
The book gets off to a slow start and slowly develops drawing the reader into the story. I liked the way it was written from a child's point of view with his fascination for words and the way their meanings were interpreted by him. The description of the characters and the locations was very good. Fairly early in the story Robert's (the central characters) brother goes missing and until I read further I thought it strange that no one seemed particularly interested however all becomes clear as the story developed. It is a fairly short story but I would have liked it to be slightly longer so the ending although satisfactory could have had a bit more detail.
In summary a great book suitable for all ages, don't be put off because it is a young adult book.
I was sucked in from the first chapter and couldn't put my Kindle down. Each chapter builder in a perfect pace - no crazy cliffhangers or anything misleading. The characters were real and story was just awesome.
The length is perfect for this type of story and for $2.99, it's a steal!
Buy it... NOW! :)
This book would be a great intro for a middle grade reader to magical realism. It has a grounded young hero. It addresses, indirectly, the transition from childhood to adulthood, and what is gained and what is lost along the way. It has some passages of writing that are just beautifully crafted. The plot is helped along with bits of exposition that aid the reader in following what's happening and it has a resolution that makes sense and doesn't leave the young reader at loose ends about what just happened. The book is brief enough that it is not a demanding slog, and there isn't a lot of complicated world building. It seems like it might be a bit of a chancey choice, because some readers will probably get the book and some won't, but this is certainly the kind of book that marks a real step up in quality and sophistication for the right young reader.
Plus, I'm a real sucker for wandering Jack tales, (the soulless wanderer), and this book fits nicely into that tradition. A real find.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful story full of magic and visual imagination. Great story for young adults or old children. Nice to have a happy ending.Published 15 days ago by Kindle Customer
Dust is a book I've gone back to time and again over the last several years. The writing is so beautiful and captivating. It's one of my favorites.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The children are going missing, The town is forgetting. What the heck is going on. A new man moves into town and brings vision of rain. Rain that tastes like sugar. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Books by Boredom
I enjoyed this story because it was written from the perspective of an 11 year old boy who leads the story with his good intuition and smarts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mindy
Very different fantasy novel and beautifully written. I loved this author's characters and use of descriptive language and pacing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
A pretty good read for the ~10 age range. I enjoyed this as an adult.Published 9 months ago by Emily Aultman
I really liked how this book read. I was able to visualize the descriptions. Also creepy but in a good way, kind of like an old Steven King novel. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer