“The Book of Lost Things” entertains from beginning to end

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A whimsical cross between a children’s book and a young adult fiction, John Connolly writes a deeply moving and thought provoking tale of young David, a lonely boy still mourning the loss of his mother. With his family falling apart, David devotes his time to reading. The books soon start to whisper to him, and his layered imagination begins to intertwine with reality. He’s soon hurled into a strangely parallel world, where he gains friends and journeys to meet a fading king with a strange book that might be the only thing able to help him, a Book of Lost Things.  “The Book of Lost Things” will transport you first to the dirty streets of London during the beginning of World War II and next to the magical and unstable world of fairy tales and dark monsters.

Connolly does a great job of pulling the reader in, and writes from with such color that the reader is always anticipating the next page. The book, although a little slow, built up momentum and had a thoroughly satisfying ending.

Through the hundred or so pages, the reader sees David gain character, confidence and a worthwhile quickness that is thoroughly moving. With a plethora of richly described characters and monologue, as well as several plot twists, this book will keep your mind on its toes. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to stretch their own imagination.

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