The Forgotten Book

The Forgotten Book

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Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her--and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school--the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter--becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2018
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250146793
1250146798
Branch Call Number: YA GLASER 2018
Characteristics: 328 pages ; 22 cm
Language Note: Translated from the German
Additional Contributors: Fursland, Romy

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Overall The Forgotten Book was very captivating and never ceased to have an exciting conflict. All the characters had contrasting personalities which made the story very dynamic. The Forgotten Book is about a young teen named Emma who has returned to the castle Stolzenburg to complete another school year when she finds a secret book in the library. Emma soon finds out that whatever she writes in the chronicle comes true. But doing so has dangerous consequences, and the more she reads and writes the more she realizes that a secret creature may be in hiding on the castle grounds that is connected to the disappearance of a former student. In addition to her findings, Emma doesn’t notice that she may be in trouble herself when others are searching for the book as well. Some of my favourite parts in the book were when Emma was searching for the creature, because it was really suspenseful when she was searching the underground tunnels. Also I really liked when Emma started getting clues to the whereabouts of the missing student, because that’s when the plot started getting really interesting and captivating. The only thing I didn’t like is how the ending was a little bit abrupt; I liked how they had the faun song at the very end, but maybe before there could have been more information about their story. For example the trip back to the castle and what happened to the couples. The novels imagery was very good; I could see the ruins when they talked about the broken stone archways, and the cracked statues. I also really enjoyed the conflict in the story, it was quite different than the average mystery or adventure. Plus like I said before the personalities of the characters were really helpful to keep the plot interesting. Any readers from the age 12 and up who likes a little bit of adventure, mystery, and romance, would definitely enjoy reading this book.
Reviewed by S.D. for The Cloverdale Teen Book Review Project

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