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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

☸☸☸ NORTHWOOD by BRIAN FALKNER: A Rock Chick Fairy Review ☸☸☸

The dark forest of Northwood has never seen the likes of Cecilia Undergarment before... Cecilia Undergarment likes a challenge. So when she discovers a sad and neglected dog, she is determined to rescue him. No matter what. But her daring dog rescue lands her in deep trouble. Trouble in the form of being lost in the dark forest of Northwood. A forest where ferocious black lions roam. A forest that hides a secret castle, an unlikely king and many a mystery. A forest where those who enter never return. But Cecilia is determined to find her way home. No matter what.

This book is like a mixture of Howl's moving castle and Alice in wonderland. 

A review copy was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

The author made this book feel like I'm really watching a movie. Imagine being away from home and just starting your own adventure in a very, very unexpected way...and please take note that she is just 10! That takes guts and a lot of luck! I appreciate the humor in the narration of the story. I also like the twist in the plot. It was something that I could never have predicted. 

I love Cecilia's adventures. She's a lovely child with a big heart and a lot of wit to back it up. I like how she's never afraid of things and always plans ahead. I could relate to her so much since I am also a planner. It's just way more amazing because she's just 10. The other characters also have substance, especially the dog Rocky and the twins. I like how they made the book more colorful. The antagonists are even entertaining too! 

I actually love almost everything about this book. Everything but the ending. I don't know if the author plans on having a second book. All I know is that the ending left a lot of things unanswered. It felt abrupt and I was still waiting for something else to happen. I hope there's another epilogue somewhere. :) 

All in all, I still recommend it to kids and to those who are young at heart. If you would like to read an adventure of a girl and dog with flying balloons in between, give this one a chance. :)

RATING: 4 fairy wings!

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