I have got to say, there are good and bad aspects of this book. James Moloney's book has a great, twisty, gotta have a sequel plot. But in my opinion, he was being a too, um, detailed writer. He was using a lot of complex words and complex phrases-just bein too good of an author.
Writers (and readers!) know that a book can either have an amazing plot, or very good writing technique. Both, as I have just experienced, is suffocating.
On to the reviewing. This book is about a boy who is dropped off at Ms. Timmins Home for Orphans and Foundlings in a very, strange fashion. He wakes up the next morning, knowing nothing about the past 12 years of his life. A small girl who hides in the shadows tells him one thing: "your name is Marcel."
Once I was two thirds into the book, I realized that I had no idea who Marcel could trust, or what his past was. Because when you forget that, your left pretty helpless and gullible. Actually, I'm still not so sure about who he should trust. But I will wait for the sequel
READ THIS. enough said.