A sure-fire Classic for kids of all ages,
This review is from: The Lands of the Hexagon House (Kindle Edition)
I was looking for a book to read to my friends kids whilst babysitting and came across this one from Amanda Day. I love Amanda's writing and have read both of her other books namely Dark Side of Night, a Y/A paranormal book and Diary of a Resurrection and loved them both. So this for me was something I thought would be worthwhile looking at. How right was I?????
I began reading this aloud to the kids, aged between 4 and 13 during a wet and windy afternoon, they sat the stillest I have ever known and when it came time for them to go home there were some very disgruntled little people wanting more and more. I had to promise them that I would carry on with it next time they came..... What I didn't say was that I was so captivated myself that once they had gone I settled down with a well deserved cuppa and carried on reading it for myself.
WHAT AN AMAZING STORY..It was like I was once again a 10 year old reading Enid Blyton's Famous Five mixed with a smattering of the Secret Garden and so many other of the classics of my childhood. I spent the next several hours immersed in a world of excitement and danger and forgot about the world outside.
I grew to understand and love the characters and really rooted for them as they faced challenge after challenge and I enjoyed sitting there having tea with Sebastian in his giant mugs.
The descriptions of the worlds they went to put you right there with them and it was so well done that you could see the countryside surrounding them. The story has a theme of good versus evil and in parts can be quite dark, but written in a way that won't frighten as you know that the kids will get through the challenge and get back for tea with Sebastian. In fact I had a phone call from the elder child a few days later asking if I would allow her to read it for herself and her mother told me that this was the first time she had actually wanted to read a book without being forced.
Really really recommended for kids of all ages (and believe me I ain't no spring chicken) Pure unadulterated fantasy for young and old alike.
Well done Amanda...(when is DSN2 coming out????).