Upon my first cursory inspection this book sounded like manna from heaven. It met all the criteria of a great adventure story.
Reading Shakespeare and Company, A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, was like spending a wonderfully rainy afternoon in your grandfather’s attic going through dusty old photographs, maps, letters, and journals.
Happy book hunting! May your weather be clear, parking be plentiful, and the traffic be bearable.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a timely story that warns against ignorance, the danger of unchecked sorrow, the strength required to walk a path separate from the expected, and above all, the importance of always asking questions. While the author wrote the story with a 5th grade reader in mind, like any truly good children’s book, I think it would be equally enjoyable for adults, even though they may not read the same story between the covers.
If you were the kind of kid that spent your childhood opening every wardrobe you came across hoping to find the entrance to Narnia, or perhaps sat waiting for an owl to arrive on your 11th birthday with your acceptance letter to Hogwarts, then The Magicians by Lev Grossman might be for you.