Author – Timothee de Fombelle
Age – 12+
This story is something special.
Part fairy tale, part historical (WWII), part present, and part love story, The Book of Pearl isn’t just a story.
The book that you hold in your hands as you read is actually part of the character’s story.
The structure of the novel is skilfully pieced together, which would be the only thing I would worry about with younger readers. As an adult I found it pleasantly challenging to follow the strands of the three main characters until they had woven together completely at the end of the story, but young readers may struggle with this.
But if you are 12+ and a keen reader – it’s well worth the effort. I’ve never read anything like this before. And guys…it’s not just for girls either. Most of the characters are men.
Truly and cleverly magical.
(Fairies, Fairytales, WWII, War, Tyrant, Hate)