5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyable but slow,
By A Customer
This review is from: Midnight is a Place (Puffin Books) (Paperback)
Midnight is a Place is a children’s novel from the author of “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase”. Set in the 19th century, the story follows the lonely Lucas Bell, whose guardian owns a carpet factory. The boys’ wishes soon come true when a young girl comes to stay. From here on in it’s a terrifying but superbly realistic ride involving escape, the harsh conditions of the factory, living on the streets and scourging in the sewers.
I really enjoyed this book, although it has a slow beginning, and the only criticism I can find is the lack of a solid theme to the novel as a whole. Recommended to anyone over twelve.