Staff Name: Samantha
Job Title: Library Assistant
Book Pick: The House in the Cerulean Sea
Author: TJ Klune
Why I chose this book: I started reading this book with really no idea what it was about, but I got hooked right from the beginning and just couldn’t put it down. It’s a heartwarming story about a group of magical misfits who learn that who someone is on the inside is more important than who they are on the outside. It was so hard to pick just one character to spotlight because I fell in love with all of them. This book at times made me laugh and it made me cry, but in the end I was just left with warm fuzzy feelings.
Synopsis: “Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.
When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.
But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.”
Character Spotlight: Lucy (aka Lucifer)
Age: 6 years, 6 months, 6 days (at time of this report)
Likes: 50s music, dancing, and going on adventures
Dislikes: Having nightmares, people being mean to my friends
3 Facts About Me:
- I’m technically the Antichrist.
- My brain is full of spiders.
- Sometimes I know things I shouldn’t.
Favorite Quote: “I can have spiders in my head as long as I don’t let them consume me.”
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