The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost ThingsWhere do I start with this book? Another red and white book I’ve read recently I wasn’t so enamoured with (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell), so I was a little leery of The Book of Lost Things, and I’m glad I was wrong.

Fantasy-type fiction and me don’t usually get along (hence the lack of enthusiasm for Jonathan Strange), so I guess it’s the fairytale element that made this novel ‘accessible’ to me; I enjoyed the twists on the stories that I don’t remember being too scary.

(I’m not actually completely done with it, I’m reading the original stories included in the back now.)

The Book of Lost Things is a story of a young boy who’s suffered a great loss and is drawn into a fantasy world, hidden within a sunken garden. It was very absorbing. I kept thinking to myself, ‘Just one more chapter,’ when one came to an end. While the plot is kind of predictable (that’s probably why it seems a little YA), it was very well put together and demonstrated the power of stories on our inner worlds.

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  1. I got this for Christmas two years ago and haven't had a chance to read it yet.

    I'll have to move it up to the top of the list.

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