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"The Dark is Rising" - by Susan Cooper,
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This review is from: The Dark Is Rising: (Modern Classic) (Kindle Edition)
I read this kids' book some years ago( as an adult) and loved it - well written, fleshed out characters and a clever intermingling of modern life and myth. Although the end is somewhat predictable (as one of five novels in a set of the same name, one expects the main character to survive and become part of the story in some of the other books) - it's an immensely enjoyable read and Cooper makes you care about the character of Will Stanton.The first book ("Under Sea, Over Stone") comes across as being written for somewhat younger readers but this second book and the following three, although simplistic in their outlook, could be read by both adults and 'young people' with equal enjoyment. Cooper paints very sharp images - so much so, that I'd advise you to read the short section about Will's experience at night with the skylight and snow in a well lit room - creepy.
Do read the rest of the series - it's worth it and, yes, we do see Will again!