Pages (Paperback): 480 pages
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Released: October 16, 2007
Description: High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own -- populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.
Review: I love Fairy tales and a Book of Lost Things mixes and changes each story in a way that you can't help but smile at. The main story is about David and his journey in a beautiful, but deadly world. It's through his experiences there that he's able to reflect and grow as a person. People will die and whether or not there is a happy ending, I won't say, but you don't want to miss out on this book.
Grade: 9.5 lines out of 10