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Book Review: The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

Aug 27, 2012

When a change comes over Liza’s little brother Patrick, Liza knows that the spindlers have taken his soul. Read Kidzworld recap of The Spindlers by bestselling author Lauren Oliver!

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Liza’s family isn’t doing well right now. Her parents are bogged down with financial concerns making it hard for them to notice what’s going on in their children’s lives. That’s why, when Patrick starts acting strange, Liza is the only one who notices. On the outside, he may look like the same Patrick she’s always known. But something has come over him - something evil. Liza knows that the spiderlike creatures called spindlers are behind it.

In the World Beneath

Liza embarks on a brave quest into a world that exists below their own, where rats the size of humans talk and wear make-up, where seeds of hope grow and flourish, where swarms of dream-bringers called nocturni dwell, and where the spindlers hoard their captured souls. The land is full of dangers, but with the help of a rat named Mirabella, Liza navigates the strange world in search of her brother’s soul.

The Bottom Line

The Spindlers is part Alice in Wonderland, part Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, part Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (climax scene) all rolled together with Lauren Oliver’s boundless imagination. What a perfect book for lovers of stories that transport you to another magical world. We highly recommend it!

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