About the Book:
The description of the book as listed on Amazon tells pretty much the story of the book. It does not tell you that interlinked in this novel are real life examples of what the sisters are learning. Does evil always look like evil? Can evil slip up on you when you are only trying to do what is right? Can evil disguise itself as good? Can good produce evil?
When I first started this book I felt the kinship of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland within the text. The two sisters, though from a magical place to begin with, end up in a place that abounds with magic and strangeness much like Alice did. And quite like the Alice story, it appears that the book is going to be a satire of good, evil, and politics. However, Krueger takes this a bit further by including real hard core examples of each bizarre notion the girls stumble into. I did so enjoy those examples, though I was not sure they were necessary to tell the tale. Yet, in the end, it all worked.
I remember the first time I realized the the government lies to people. I was about the age of the older sister. I see myself in the growing up of the sisters. At some point we leave our childish beliefs behind and learn there is more to the world than we could have ever thought possible; there is more gray than black or white; there is good disguised as evil and evil hiding good.
Do not enter this book lightly. There is a tale to be told and if you look on the front cover, it says :A Novel, Not for Children. Take this message to heart. If you are ready for a book that delves dig into good and evil with excellent story telling and fantastic descriptions, this is for you. Enjoy!