|When I first started to read this book, just picking it up at the library, a chill crept down my spine. A book about a boy who feels ignored by his parents, sent to stay with his aunt, a skateboard, a crumbling old house, a parent who is split in tw...more|
Because this book is honestly wonderful. And sure, it's an MG, but it's an MG that is a lot smarter than most adult literary fiction. And it's funny and thrilling and exciting, as well as being smart and sharp and Spot On.
NB. There is no magic in this book. There are unions and kings and geese and the printing press, but no magic. Call it fantasy at your peril. But it's not realism, historical, dystopian, or sci fi either. It's not a genre. It is just an excellent book.