The Door in the Sky
by Sandy Klein Bernstein
5- Moms Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes. It doesn’t get any better!
What Did I Think?
There are so many things I liked about this book! Magic, dragons, stars, adventure and more. The most surprising thing I liked was the humor. Sometimes I think that middle grade stories can either be too serious or too silly and The Door in the Sky hit that sweet spot of funny for me. I especially liked the fact that all the humor doesn't come from one "comedic relief" type character. The humor isn't stuffed in there as a check in the box, it is sprinkled throughout each character in a way that is believable.
Lest you think this book is all about the funny let me assure you that the story telling is equally fabulous.There were many times that I was surprised by the turn of events. I liked being on the journey with Ricky and Allie. They were both good characters and I especially liked, and more importantly believed, the relationship between them as brother and sister.
The world that was built was also great. I absolutely want to visit a candy farm and will feel slighted in this life if I never get to! Fresh picked Red Hots?! Yes, please!
The best thing about discovering this book really is that I can share it. I love finding a book that I can read to/with my children and actually enjoy it with them and The Door in the Sky fits the bill perfectly.
BOTTOM LINE:I recommend it for all ages because no matter your age, you can always use a little magic, fun and adventure.
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Source: From the author for review.