5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It has the power to wisk the mind away to mystical places.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Dark is Rising (Dark Is Rising Sequence) (Hardcover)
I first read this novel at the request of my sixth grade teacher at TASIS in Surrey, England. Immediately after I began reading Cooper's book, I was swept away from the dreary fog and rain typical of Woking's weather. Upon finishing the first chapter, I was caught up in a mystical world of fairytale espionage between good and evil.
Cooper's talent for intertwining the supernatural with reality kept me from putting the book down until the very end. Has not every child wished he/she led a "secret" life, had magical powers, and had a significant part in the world around them? By simply reading Cooper's book, a child can attain all three. I did!