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I spotted 100 Cupboards as I was trolling for available ebooks on my library's website, and while I don't read a great deal of YA or Juvenile Fiction (or fantasy, for that matter)  the summary grabbed my attention:

(taken from goodreads)
Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one night to find bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall above his bed and one of them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room–with a man pacing back and forth! Henry soon understands that these are not just cupboards, but portals to other worlds.

I work with many families through teaching, tutoring, and my duties as a nanny/babysitter and am always looking for books to recommend as read-alouds before bedtime. I still have about one hundred pages to go in this fun story, but I think the tale of Henry and the doors in his bedroom will soon be on that list. I was disappointed to see that it IS part of a series (can't any author for children and young adults write stand-alone books anymore?) BUT I can't say I am going to continue when I finish the first.

I am also a little behind in my book group's reading of Anna Karenina, so I need to catch up on that. However, with all of the family festivities this weekend and How I Met Your Mother season 3 out from the library, this could pose a bit of a problem.

Have a great holiday weekend!

 


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