Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. “Lev”) lives a wretched life in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his life is about to change and his destiny be fulfilled as he learns about a secret gateway that bridges two worlds — the real world and Foo, a place created at the beginning of time in the folds of the mind that makes it possible for mankind to dream and ho
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Harry Potter envy. That about sums up this book to me. It felt too much like Obert Skye tried too hard to create something with the same witt and mass appeal that the Potter series has. It made me feel like he wrote the book, not because it came from him, but because he saw an opportunity to write in a genre that was enjoying successes.
His book felt too one dimensional. All adults where bumbling idiots that would have lead humanity to death thousands of years ago for example. It would have help
A very good, easy read. I loved the characters and the general silliness of the book. A sort of simple writing style by Skye, but I like simple sometimes (like in this case). Obviously meant for a younger crowd, the book should be enjoyable to anyone up until the early teens or any person who is still a kid at heart, like me (even though I’m only 16).
Ordinary orphan Leven Thumps discovers a small furry sycophant who tells him that he is the only one who can save the dreamland named Foo. This boy from Oklahoma, can even manipulate the future. Also with the help of Winter, a nit, and Geth a talking toothpick, he must make it to the gateway to Foo before the evil Sabine does. Obert Skye tells an original story with humor and tells of why we can dream.
Almost like all books, this book does have some minor problems of it’s own. Skye only merely t