Monday, March 6, 2017

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The Door in the Lake by Nancy Butts, a book review

Nancy Butts caught me and my daughters well, solidly, and immediately in The Door in the Lake. The cliff-hangers at the end of each chapter are such that I neglected the chapter breaks a few times when I meant to stop reading to sleep. I started the book one afternoon and finished the next day, which isn't surprising because it's really not very long.

It is suspenseful without being heartpoundingly unnerving. I particularly enjoyed the imagery pertaining to the door itself. The way Nancy Butts treats time in the novel is perfect. I was imagining, the night after finishing it, what Joey's brother, parents, and others did in the time-line he left. Ripe for fan fiction opportunities me thinks.

My three eldest girls have read and enjoyed it. The youngest of those three being seven, almost eight. It is appropriate for all ages, thankfully!

Have you read The Door in the Lake by Nancy Butts? What did you think of it?

Nancy Butts caught me and my daughters well, solidly, and immediately in The Door in the Lake. The cliff-hangers at the end of each chapter are such that I neglected the chapter breaks a few times when I meant to stop reading to sleep. I started the book one afternoon and finished the next day, which isn't surprising because it's really not very long.

It is suspenseful without being heartpoundingly unnerving. I particularly enjoyed the imagery pertaining to the door itself. The way Nancy Butts treats time in the novel is perfect. I was imagining, the night after finishing it, what Joey's brother, parents, and others did in the time-line he left. Ripe for fan fiction opportunities me thinks.

My three eldest girls have read and enjoyed it. The youngest of those three being seven, almost eight. It is appropriate for all ages, thankfully!

Have you read The Door in the Lake by Nancy Butts? What did you think of it?
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