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Stolen Things review ✓ 0 ¿ New edition includes the short story Right by Raspberry L Granby A cool breeze blew up the hill from the forest and with it something like a song Just the tease of a melody that curled around a single word a uestionHomeThough her father tries to paint their sudden move to her aunt's hill house as a grand adventure Raspberry LS hill house as a grand adventure Raspberry Lynette Granby knows the truth with his cancer progressing and her mother long gone he's preparing his sister to become Berry's caregiver So she escapes first into the familiar books and then into the unfamiliar a storybook forest at the. I really wanted to like this book I was excited by the concept and by Lawson's review Indeed it's a great concept for a novel The writing is to me very awkward I think Parolini has a lot of potential as a novelist so I would be willing to try reading his future work I just couldn't get into this one

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New edition includes the short story Right by Raspberry L Granby A cool breeze blew up the hill from the forest and with it something like a song Just the tease of a melody that curled around a single word a uestionHomeThough her father tries to paint their sudden move to her aunt'. Full disclosure I used Steve as a development editor for my first novelI was actually depressed for a while after I read it thinking if he couldn’t get someone to take on that beautiful gem he self published how could I ever find anyone to take on my stories Eventually though I settled on or grasped upon the lottery notion of successWhen I started reading this book I expected it to be good but planned on reading it slowly over several days Unfortunately despite my efforts I wasn’t able to do so and wound up reading it in a single day Now I’ll have to reread it several times so I can enjoy it longerI love the mystery and I particularly love that the mystery isn’t resolved Berry is the most engaging 12 year old I’ve ever spent a few hours with and her imagination was very real to meThank you Steve

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Stolen ThingsBottom of the hill There she meets a mysterious girl who is something out of a fairytale herself and not necessarily the happy ending kind Eually intrigued and frightened by the strange magic of the forest Berry finds herself caught between wanting to forget and hoping for a miracl. This was a lovely story richly visual and extremely well crafted but like many such books of this type I was left with a strange feeling of being let down at the end as though there were just SOMETHING I didn't get from the story It wasn't the characters Each of them Berry her father Ken his sister Annabelle the estranged mother Penelope even the late appearance of Penelope's husband John and the brief afterword when we meet Berry's husband Paul each of them was real and strong and clear in both action and visuals It was AntonAntoniaTonne that confused me and I suppose that's only right for the magical creature But what was the reasoning behind the attacks onmurder of the poor cat Why the missing children what was happening What was the mystery Why fling in the revelation of the grandfather's male lover Why the mysterious contents of the garage only partially touched on Was Anton actually the giant dancing bear from Romania If so what happened Was itheshe always a magical creature So what happened to the missing children and why were the skulls and bones in the Treasure Place And why did Berry break out in the allergic reaction to something and then miraculously heal Was any of this realIn the less magical parts was there something up with Mrs Howard in the church Was there a purpose for all the church scenes Did Berry get something out of it she never revealed in the course of the story Nothing tied to anything else which does give a grounding of realism there is often never a reason for things in real life but this is a fantasy or at least a powerful fiction so what was the theme History Also on a solidly practical note there were a number of typos in this edition trade paperback that a good line editor should have caught but a spell check wouldn't have such as I instead of is It wasn't too prevalent but at one point I caught several on a single page