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Reckless by Cornelia Funke


Although this book appears in the catalogue as a childrens book the story takes place during the main character's mid-twenties thus making it more appealing to young adults and adults. The book jacket warns, "if you're looking for happily ever after, you've come to the wrong place." Readers will find that ominous statement to be quite true. Jacob Reckless' father has disappeared into the strange world beyond the mirror that hangs in his home office. After a year of waiting for his father to return, Jacob frequently visits the Mirrorworld with the hope of finding his father. This story, however, centers around a curse that has befallen Will, Jacob's younger brother, who unfortunately followed Jacob on one of his excursions. Jacob journeys across dangerous and bizarre lands meeting witches, dwarves, dragons, shape-shifters and more in an attempt to save Will's mind and body from succumbing to the evil curse. Will Jacob succeed and at what cost?

At the very end of this perilous adventure more bad news is revealed making me wonder if this is just a super depressing ending or if there there will be a sequel.

An aside, I enjoyed listening to the book on CD performed by Elliot Hill.

Submitted by Valerie @ MPL Central

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