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In the humble opinion of my 12 year old son, his own typed words as to why this series is a good read:
The books by Andrew Peterson are very well written. They make me feel like I am inside the books filled with adventure but also taking on the personal aspect of the story. The third book, The Monster in the Hollows still gives us this feeling of anxiety and adventure.
When they arrive at the green hollows what will happen to the family? When they don't fit in and everyone makes fun of Kalmar what should they do? And does Kalmar's change effect how he will act without knowing what he is doing? Then read and find out the secret of the Hollows.
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I have not had the opportunity to begin reading this newest addition to the Wingfeather series as I am looking for the perfect time of quiet and space to entrench myself back into this world. It would be preferable to read it before Caleb gets too chatty about what has transpired and I know the ending before I have even begun! I have to admit, the maps and the background given in the first one had a hard time drawing me in but before I knew it the pages had flown by my fingers and I was completely immersed in this new world. A world where a fair ruling system had gone awry when evil infiltrated it. I agree with Caleb, the writing is such that even though it is so otherworldly you feel the characters pain and triumphs. It becomes very personal as you walk the journey with them. Peterson writes in such a way that you almost feel that if you were to sneeze the people on the pages would offer you a tissue. It's real stuff the characters wrestle with, choosing between what's best and what's better, struggling with where your allegiances lie, who you are going to choose to follow, wanting the power of recognition and fame but knowing your place is to serve with humility and forgo gain for self.
Lay Me Down
...Oh, and I recall
We rode the combines in the fall
And there comes a time
For gathering the harvest after all
So when you lay me down to die
I’ll miss my boys, I’ll miss my girls
Lay me down and let me say goodbye to this world
You can lay me anywhere
But just remember this
When you lay me down to die
You lay me down to live...
As Peterson's music has been timely in our life and in our healing of day to day happenings so have his books been able to transport us into another realm. One of fantasy yes, but more importantly it has brought up questions in my mind such as how do I deal and react to injustice in the world and how far would I go to protect those whom I love? Even if it meant losing myself and my ambitions in the process?