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Strange the Dreamer ~ Laini Taylor

January 26, 2018

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Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
544 pages
ISBN: 978031634168
Source: Amazon
I know I talk about bookstagram a lot but I really do think it makes reading that much better.

I had the wonderful opportunity to do a buddy read with three friends, this past week, collectively choosing Strange the Dreamer.

It was the perfect story to read with others as it was so packed filled with otherworldly excitement, it needed to be discussed as the book went along.

Like so many of my favorite stories, lately, the book is written in rotating viewpoints, which I think always gives the story more depth. It lends an authenticity to voices in the story that somehow falls flat when the book is given to the reader through only one set of eyes.

To tell much of the plot would be to ruin the surprise and mystery of Strange the Dreamer, pretty quickly, but it focuses around a boy, name Lazlo (the dreamer) and I don’t think I’ve ever related to a character as much as I did with him.  He’s kind of like the male equivalent of dreamy, bookworm, Belle from Beauty and the Beast with his head either drifting off to the clouds or stuck deep within a book. Yes, intensely relatable.

As I mentioned, there are a lot more moving pieces to the story but as it unfolds, each piece comes as a surprise so you’ll have to just take my word for it and read it to find out.

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