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This book is perfect for people who like mysteries and magical spirts. This book nis very interesting and I only put it down because it was my bedtime. I started reading it the moment I woke up. I finally finished it in 2 days.
Great read for children, Elizabeth arrives at Winterhouse feeling agreived at life, having lost her parents at young age, she lives with her Aunt and Uncle, who don't have much time for her. Unexpectedly her Aunt and Uncle have been given tickets for a holiday and Elizabeth is sent to Winterhouse. Winterhouse reveals much to Elizabeth, family friendship, especially with another guest close to her own age, her first real friend. Together they investigate secrets of Winterhouse, Elizabeth also finds a magical book....
Dieses Buch ist auf Englisch.... Ich habe es bestellt, aber in der Suchleiste nach der deutschen Version gesucht... Das Taschenbuch wurde angeboten und ersehen kann man da erstmal nicht das es auf englisch ist. Sehr ärgerlich! Hatte mich so gefreut auf das Buch.
Fue el regalo de cumpleaños para uno de mis nietos de 9 años y le ha fascinado. Hay que tener en cuenta que son libros para niños lectores . Nuestro niños se leyó los tres libros encantado y sin parar. La historia engancha y divierte. Muy recomendable.
But after reading/perusing the entire book, (spoiler alert) it turns out that the protagonist has special "powers" from which the story is not quite clear about; but the fact that the other "power holders" in the story are evil, and that there are paranormal types of things that happen --- it's just too heavy for a child.
I actually wish that even teenagers would not romanticize this type of story, but of course they would.
Bottom line: it is very well written, interesting plot, good characters. However (a BIG however) the story could be very disturbing for a young reader, I believe. Or more to the point, it might influence a belief - however distant - that can shape a young blank slate in their view of our world, the universe, spirituality, etc.
recommended for young adults who like escapist literature