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The Lost Secret of Fairies: The Crystal Keeper Chronicles Book 1 Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Written in first person, Wanda tells of her introduction to the Fairy Realm, her becoming the Keeper of the Fairies, and her quests to help the fairies. The author includes many details to help the reader imagine each scene and the feelings within the heroine, feelings common to many as they struggle with feelings of inadequacy. This book would be especially appealing to late elementary school and middle school students.
Wanda is a very likable and realistically drawn character. No "Goody two-shoes," she is somewhat of an outcast, ignored or mocked by the popular clique, but she realizes her strengths and tries to circumvent or work around her weaknesses. During the course of the novel she is confronted with, not only the destruction of rampant pollution which is damaging the Faery world, but with good perverted to evil and must make some stringent decisions for herself. The novel encouraged me to continue with the series, even though I'm quite a way past middle-grade level. <smile>
Tiffany Turner does a wonderful job of getting into a fifth-graders mind. This is an author who clearly understands children and uses that knowledge to great effect. "The green pointy-eared guy raised an eyebrow. I wonder if he knows who Spock is? They could be brothers."
I especially loved dialog with the cat. Brew is very much your typical house cat, with all the arrogance and peeves that make him a hilarious and lovable character. I also found the modernized peter-pane story a little funny and odd since I had trouble imagining a 17 year old peter pan running away from college.
I wish the story had had slightly fewer environmentalist undertones, but that is my biggest personal complaint. Otherwise, the major themes are faith in your own abilities to think through problems and in power of the imagination.
This was a very fun book to read, even for an adult like myself, and I'm sure many a child will be fully enthralled in its magic.