I liked this book just fine. It’s a short book, ~170 pages, and it wasn’t until about half way through that I felt relatively into, and not until the end was in really engaged, curious, or invested in the characters. I do not mean to call this a bad book, it just must not have particularly been for me. I felt shortchanged on the fantasy, I wanted a deeper world that came with intricacy, explanation, and understanding, instead I felt I got the veneer of one that the author didn’t take the time to give body to. Even after finishing it, I still felt unsure about much of what had happened, and to me, that made it weak. Perhaps the blur and lack of clarity was intended, and again, just not for me. On the flip side, it represented childhood well, and captured the mind and subtleties of being a child in an observant and detailed fashion. I had a very fantastical childhood, and it was nice to be reminded of it, and little things I’d forgotten about being so young. Thanks to who recommended this to me, its brevity kept it a satisfying read, though perhaps at the cost of a depth I would have appreciated.
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