Breadcrumbs – a gotta read book for middle grade fantasy fans

BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book really does make me feel as if I’ve fallen into C.S. Lewis’ wardrobe again. It’s not a copycat; by no means – but it holds echoes of that cold feeling and the sparkling evil that lies just under the surface. The setting is luminously unreal, and yet I know I am there – main character Hazel is real, and her pain is real. The breaking of Hazel’s spirit is just a heartbeat away, and we can feel her heart, and her courage, struggling to hang on. This is a lovely book, which will appeal to any fantasy fan, and especially any fan of the Narnia books. Ursu has captured the angst of adolescence and the poetry of place beautifully.

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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