June 14, 2009

The Willoughbys - by Lois Lowry

This is a terribly delightful tale about children who want to get rid of their nasty parents, and nasty parents who want to get rid of their four children.  It's written in kind of an old-fashion style, with a Lemony Snicket kind of twist. You'll find yourself laughing and thinking to yourself, "But that's not really funny, it's horrible!"  The characters are very well done, and the author is an amazing writer, so that the story flows and never gives you a chance to get bored.  There are multiple story lines that all come together in the end, and what starts as a horrendous story (imagine what terribly nasty people might do when they found a baby on their doorstep), and ends sweetly, in a funny kind of way.

Read this if you like funny books that are not just about underwear jokes.  It is a must for fans of Lemony Snicket, as well.

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