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Kings Family March 22, 2012
I'm a 69 year old book lover, and I got my first book of Robert Liparulo's Watcher in the Woods I was hooked. It may be a book for young people but I got into it so bad I couldn't put it down and read it in 2 days. Now I want more of his books. He writes spill biddening that I felt like I was part of the story. He's great.
Review by sbsgranny24
When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.
But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into--as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house.
They soon discover there's something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.
Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places--in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen's dream come true . . . or his worst nightmare.
|Publication Date||September 29, 2009|