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It is not a stand alone book but the beginning of the series. We did feel a bit let down at the lack of resolution that we expected, but we hope to read the second book, The Broken Circle to meet that need- soon! Mar 26, Kristi Bernard rated it really liked it.

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Fourteen-year-old Alexandria Jillian Hughes was extremely ordinary. The city of Dunmore was host to her best friend Darcy who would be leaving for the summer to California to see her dad. As she delved in she found that it took her all day to read just five pages. Her dad, a writer who surfaces from his projects about every three days, checks in on her.

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Alex w Fourteen-year-old Alexandria Jillian Hughes was extremely ordinary. Alex went to the park where she and her dad hung out. Everything was so clear to her and she noticed unexpected details. One in particular was a tiny man. With the blink of an eye he was gone. Another visit to the park and she meets Adam Cleary, who was also delivered the book.

Together they met Terra, a Gylf and Florin the little man Alex saw before. They discover that they have the gift of sight and that when humans come they know to help the tiny people with a task. The Gylf take them to the Changing tree with leaves made of jewels. They teach Alex and Adam to enjoy what they are seeing. Later they meet Logan and Eve who also have the gift of sight.

In order to discover the task, they meet Dond, a tree stump. He may be able to answer some of their questions. There, they call the circle of trees ReDoubt. That adventure leads them to Dominic at a meeting of Gendel Sea seemingly from the book.

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What is the task that must be completed? It will be up to the group to help the Gylf, especially now that they have sight. Author Deborah Dunlevy has created an intriguing story of discovery and magic. Young readers who love a good story with twists and turns will be enchanted. Parents and teachers could use this tool as a read-a-loud for home or school. Sep 21, Katie W rated it liked it Shelves: Fourteen year old Alex is just beginning her summer vacation when a messenger appears on her doorstep with a book.

She opens the book and finds nonsense words, that later turn into words that she can read and live. She discovers that four other kids have also received books and not only can they read them, but they actually live and see what they read about. Who knew that there are little creatures roaming around and that other things happen that no one else knows about? As the story progresses, Fourteen year old Alex is just beginning her summer vacation when a messenger appears on her doorstep with a book.

As the story progresses, they figure out a way to see if anyone else in town knows about this and another teen ends up joining the unlikely group. These teens are all so different, yet they are now connected and bonded over these books. Another mystery surfaces when the books start disappearing. The story ends without things wrapped up. Hopefully, these loose ends will be tied up in the following book s in the series. The story was sometimes confusing to me and moved slowly at times. I didn't feel that there was a lot of character growth and development, but I did enjoy watching these teens make mistakes, recognize that fact, and learn from them.

I also liked seeing people from very different social groups and standings come together to form a great friendship. The story was creative and unique. As a book lover, who wouldn't want to receive a mysterious book that opens up a hidden world all around you? Dec 11, Sheri rated it really liked it. The Book of Sight by Deborah Dunlevy Young Alex receives a book in an unmarked package, not knowing who it is from or what it is about. As she opens the book she sees that it is just a bunch of gibberish, but soon she discovers she can read it. But what does it mean? As she and her friends try to unravel the mystery of the mysterious book, they embark on a journey of a lifetime.

I liked the originality of this book and the characters. Alex is very likable along with her friends.

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There is adventure The Book of Sight by Deborah Dunlevy Young Alex receives a book in an unmarked package, not knowing who it is from or what it is about. There is adventure, the "book within a book" and some danger. I feel that middle school, young adult as well as adult readers will enjoy The Book of Sight. Apr 06, Lisa added it Shelves: Not going to rate this as I did not finish it.

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Got about a quarter of the way through and it's NOT a bad book, just not my type of book. Reminded me of trying to read The Hobbit, just something that was not fun for me to read. I tried, I really did!


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The writing itself is not bad but I can't seem to get into books with fairy-tale creatures. This is my problem, I realize and the reason I am not rating this book.

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I can picture lots of people those who enjoy the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings or stuff Not going to rate this as I did not finish it. I can picture lots of people those who enjoy the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings or stuff like that I would guess liking this book. Feb 24, Shelleen Toland rated it really liked it. This book was a fun read. This is the first of a series and I already have the 2nd book and h A book can be a wonderful gift.

This is the first of a series and I already have the 2nd book and hope to read it soon. May 05, Jessica rated it liked it. A book about a book? Of course I wanted to read it!!! The story is intriguing enough but the writing lacks something Book 1 of 5. Add to Wish List. Book 2 of 5. Book 3 of 5. Kindle Edition , Mass Market Paperback. Book 4 of 5. Book 5 of 5.

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  • Even moving every year or two couldn't satisfy her desire for adventure, so she learned how to read and started taking trips into other people's lives. Eventually she grew up and went to college and got a respectable job as a teacher. Or rather, she adapts it to her own specific literary sensibilities: The narrative brushes back and forth in time, bringing unexpected connections to the surface.

    The long trails of thought sometimes break off this way, on a dash and a line break; Greengrass employs the same device to register dialogue, as if speaking were just an interruption in the flow of our internal monologue which, perhaps, it is after all. This may be apocryphal. By using words like ruminative or meditative to describe the book, I am not implying it is messy or haphazard.

    On the contrary, the writing is poised — but as if on the edge of a precipice.