One of my favorite books of the year. What I found interesting is that this is written in 3rd omniscient, which everyone tells modern authors to avoid, yet it’s absolutely the right thing for the book. It’s a fantasy that felt a little bit Coraline, a little bit ’80s fantasy movie, a little bit fairy tale. Beautifully written. It does start a little slow, but stick with it. My oldest son read it and liked it as well.