Thursday, January 03, 2013

Book Review: Don't Breathe a Word - Jennifer McMahon

Don't Breathe a Word
On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.

Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn't fear the dark and doesn't have bad dreams--who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam's hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed--a promise that could destroy them all.

4/5 stars (really liked it)
First of all I LOVE the cover.  The child looking at you is kind of creepy.  I thought the beginning was a little confusing.  I love how the story alternates between Phoebe in the present and Lisa fifteen years ago.  As I read I couldn't wait to finish the chapter to find out what happens in the next chapter.  The story kept me guessing even after I read the whole book.  We are presented with things that make us believe that there really were fairies in this book and then we are presented with other things that just make us think otherwise.  I loved the character of Phoebe and how she was not perfect.  I wish I could have learned a little more about her though. 

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