Reading N. D. Wilson’s debut novel was like revisiting some of my favorite books from childhood. In a story that is reminiscent of classics like The Chronicles of Narnia, but also distinctly its own, 100 Cupboards is a well-paced and engaging read. I was quickly drawn in by the mystery of the cupboards, and enjoyed following along as Henry and his cousin Henrietta worked to uncover their secrets.
With just enough adventure, magic, and suspense, 100 Cupboards would make a great read for fantasy-loving preteens and young teens, as well as adults who enjoy children’s literature.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Random House
Violence/Gore: A boy uses a knife to stab at an unseen hand that is holding on to his own (it’s not clear whether any damage is done). On two occasions, magical battles take place (one is very brief—less than a page—while one is several pages long). In one of these battles, several people are severely wounded.
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