The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things

For Ages: 10 - 14
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things.

An imaginative tale about navigating the journey into adulthood, while doing your best to hang on to your childhood.
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442429345 | 
  • August 2011 | 
  • Grades 5 - 9
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Posted by Chris Delaney

Though I spent multiple summer nights as a teenager trying to enjoy reading The Lord of the Rings, it just wasn't for me. (I don’t need to know the name of every hill, Mr. Tolkien!) As far as fantasy fiction was concerned, my interest had pretty...

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John Connolly
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John Connolly

John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of mystery novels, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series for younger readers. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

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