My Thoughts: I read the reviews for this YA book somewhere in my blog roll, and immediately picked it up for my grand niece to read, when I got it home, I decided it was too thick and I might have to check out the contents before I passed it along. (I always read the books I give as gifts). This was a not very short read for a YA book, interesting, and if we all loved Harry Potter than this was up that alley. As in Harry Potter the wack in the head for me was "the horrible way children are treated". I hated that part in Harry Potter and for me the magic bit was just that, a little whimsy that a child uses to escape the horror of its life. I can't imagine leaving my children "behind" or sending them off for their own safety. (Remember all those British children being evacuated, I know that did not turn out well) Huh? I'm not sure the mother of Kate, Michael and Emma should expect her kids to forgive her. If the world is going to end, I'm going with my kids to that end. All the while I was reading this book, I wanted to start adoption procedures, (just like when I read Harry Potter) my husband was not co-operative, but then again, maybe I was not pushy enough. Anyway, this was a wonderful adventure, and as you can tell it certainly made me WILD, I look forward to see what the next book has to offer.
P.S. I'm not sure my little niece will get this one, maybe my big niece. They both know there is no orphanage in their futures so it won't traumatize them.
I read this book as part of my What's in a Name Challenge (Jewelry or Gem).