21. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fantasy, Fiction

Falling In by Frances O'Roark Dowell, 272 pages, read by Angie, on 02/19/2012

Isabelle Bean is not a normal child, at least that is what she tells herself. She thinks she is a changeling, a child switched with at birth with a fairy or even a troll child (but hopefully not a troll child). She doesn’t fit in, but she doesn’t really mind. Then one day she hears a buzzing sound and then she opens a door and falls into another world. A world where she meets children who think she might be a witch out to devour them. She meets new friends. Hen, a girl who is on her way to the camps escaping the witch, and Grete, an old lady who lives in the woods and turns out to know Isabelle. Falling In is a fun, whimsical fairy tale. There is a nice twist where the narrator breaks into the story to talk to the readers directly. I thought it was fun and added to the whimsy of the book. This is a nice light fantasy that I think kids will enjoy.

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