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The Book of Lies by James Moloney

The Book of LiesThe Book of Lies by James Moloney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The newest boy at Mrs. Timmins's Home for Orphans and Foundlings awakes at first light with no name and no memory. But a strange girl who hides among the shadows of the orphanage tells him that a mysterious wizard's creation, the Book of Lies, holds the answers, and then gives him one clue: "Your name is Marcel."
With that knowledge, and the help of three new friends, Marcel begins a quest to find the truth about his real identity--a truth that is hidden in the Book of Lies. As Marcel learns more about his past, he realizes that truth can change at any moment and can be manipulated by anyone, and he begins to wonder if the old book's so-called magical truth might be the greatest lie of all.


Had I read this book as a kid, I most certainly would have loved it! I really like it now too, with it's simplicity in character and plot descriptions, much different from adult books. This book was very imaginative and seemed to combine elements of Lord of the Rings, The sword in the stone: king arthur, and even a bit of dr. doolittle, haha! If there is a sequel to this book, as the ending might entail, I'd certainly read it. I checked this book out for my little brother to read, and when he never even gave it a try, I decided to read it instead. I wish he would read it, it's great!

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