Monday, September 24, 2012

Behind the Bookcase by Mark Steensland

Sarah's parents have inherited Grandma's house; they intend to clean it out and then sell it.  The house looks haunted.  It's very old, not well maintained and it has doors into the attic.  It even has secret passageways.

Delacorte Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read an ebook of this story.  It will be published October 9th, so make a note to grab a copy at your local bookstore.

This story reminds me of an Alice in Wonderland and Labyrinth mix with a touch of Swiss Family Robinson.  When Sarah finds the bookcase opens and ventures in to see where it takes her, she finds secret passages, other worlds, and more danger than she can cope with.

There are ghosts, a boy with only half of his face, a river from the moon and a river from the sun, sentinels, a prisoner from the 1800's and a demon in this story.  It's written for young adults and they won't have time to get bored.  Sarah and her brother Billy have a big challenge to overcome if they want to survive.

There is a lesson here:  Be sure you know what's behind the door before you open it...

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

I must be a real wuss as I would not be journeying into any secret passages. I would definitely be wanting to know whom or what was behind the door, and then even then probably wouldn't open it lol