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Secret Sidewalk Paperback – October 28, 2006
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"I can't sleep Ben would reply," and Marcus knew what that meant. He would sigh and say "OK," and then they'd both climb down, slip on their shoes, sneak up deck very quietly so as not to wake their mother, leap onto the dock and head out to the secret sidewalk which was right across the street behind the parking lot. "
And so begins the story of Secret Sidewalk, a fantasy thriller of sorts by Tom Lichtenberg. The delightfully talented Marcus builds an exciting world to entertain his brother siphoned from the building blocks of the streets around them. Ben is led to believe eventually that there are others who slip in and out of alternate worlds and these others are in turn protecting and maintaining the status-quo and making mischief or interfering with the solemn laws of life.
However, this is a rather trite explanation of the world Tom Lichtenberg creates in Secret Sidewalk. As many of the characters float in and out of Ben and Marcus' world, many of the world problems are examined through the eyes of a young man, as he speaks with great warmth toward his brother. Marcus is not just a talented story-teller. he is a young philosopher, adept at making observations about the people in his story without judging them in any way.Read more ›
It says Secret Trilogy, I will have to see if there are other
stories go with this one.
"Secret Sidewalk" is unlike anything I've ever read. It is not written for children, even though the two main characters are the narrator and his younger brother. The older boy is telling his little brother a very imaginative tale, that grows as it is told. The unique characters in this fantasy world come straight from the mind of a creative pre-teen.
I read this one day that I had several other things planned; definitely held my interest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hard to follow, it didn't keep me interested enough that I would fininsh the book....maybe there was a plot (???) but I never got to it.Published on September 6, 2013 by Hollie
It was one of those books that I am glad I read, but I had a bit of trouble sticking to it. It seem to weave in and out of keeping my attention. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Patricia King-Hanson