Author: Eric Hobbs
Title: The Librarian (Book One: Little Boy Lost)
Publication Info: Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2011
This is a book I picked up as a Kindle deal because I like stories set in libraries. This is a pretty imaginative one. Wesley is a bookish boy bullied by his peers with one true friend Taylor. On a class trip to their town’s mysterious library, Wes and Tay discover that the library offers portals into books. A Lost Boy from Peter Pan joins them as they hide from villains by entering The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s kind of young adult fiction take on Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series, although with a less-engaging writing style. Still, the book was interesting enough to keep me turning the pages.
Recommended books: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, A Soul to Steal by Rob Blackwell, Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.