I realize it's not Wednesday, but because Wednesday was a holiday (Happy Independence Day!) and Friday's post isn't up yet, and I just finished the book this morning (it was a long book!) I thought I would post my review today.
I love this quote from Meggie's father, Mo. "If you take a book with you on a journey, an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in the place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it...yes, books are like flypaper - memories cling to the printed page better than anything else." Or this one, "Every book should begin with attractive endpapers. Preferably in a dark color: dark red or dark blue, depending on the binding. When you open the book it's like going to the theater. First you see the curtain. Then it's pulled aside and the show begins." I love Mo! And I love the way he loves his books.
There are so many, many things that I love about this book. But you will just have to read it and experience the magic for yourselves!
(The suggested ages for this book are 4th-7th grade and it's a long one...534 wonderful pages!)