Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

Liesl & Po
Lauren Oliver
HarperCollins
[October 4, 2011]


Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. 

That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable
Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey. 

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.

Oh Lauren Oliver. Girl...you genius you.

I felt like someone was sitting in front of me, telling me this magical story. A story that made me feel like a hopeful child again. A story that filled me with wonder and reminded me of all the fairy tales I know and love. It's a story I want to share with Boy, even if he might not be old enough for it.

There were a lot of important characters in this book, and I pretty much wanted to hug all of them. Except the bad guys. I wanted to shoo them away for being mean to all the wonderful characters. How dare they corrupt the dear hearts!

The writing was fabulous, though it shouldn't even need to be said. It was like reading a piece of Lauren's soul. Beautiful and magic and transported me to a time when I was a kid again.

The story had a lot of different perspectives, which I know some don't like, but they all blended together to make one story out of several stories and they all met together at the end and it was so freaking genius. Just...so freaking genius.

Go buy the book. Like now. Drop everything (unless you're holding a baby, don't drop the baby) and go get it.

--Julie

2 comments:

  1. i freaking loved this book. great review! i agree that it felt like somebody was telling me the story.

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  2. Brilliant review, I now NEED to read this! Now!

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