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Sixteen-year-old Ben Larsson is angry. His mother is dead. His estranged father has dragged him to England, hoping that a fresh start in a new country will repair their damaged relationship. Ben is determined that this will never happen. Then, Ben's life is consumed by unexplained events. A complete stranger attacks him. The school outcast, a strange girl named Y vonne whoSixteen-year-old Ben Larsson is angry. His mother is dead. His estranged father has dragged him to England, hoping that a fresh start in a new country will repair their damaged relationship. Ben is determined that this will never happen. Then, Ben's life is consumed by unexplained events. A complete stranger attacks him. The school outcast, a strange girl named Y vonne who talks to herself, follows him around like a stray puppy, insisting that Ben has been marked. He finds a bizarre twig image of himself on his doorstep. What is happening? Who or what is behind this? Meanwhile, an ancient force is luring Ben into the woods nearby. Will the knowledge he finds there bring back order to his life or complicate it in ways unimaginable?...

Title : The Turning
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ISBN : 9781553375760
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 401 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Turning Reviews

  • Miriam
    2019-01-25 22:33

    I've come across a few other recent novels referencing the Green Man mythos -- is this a fad? It would be interesting if it were, as the Green Man was also popular in the 19th century. This story isn't otherwise particularly historical; it is set in the present and deals with specifically Northanglian folklore. For the rest it is a standard YA fantasy of blood specialness and contact with the supernatural realm. Overall it was pretty good, and would be a 4-star if it had about 40 more pages to flesh out the final third, which seemed needlessly rushed.

  • Adalira Morningstar
    2019-02-17 17:42

    I grabbed this book from the library because it seemed like it would be a quick and interesting read so I was surprised by how much difficulty I had getting through it. The story seemed to drag on and on despite only being about 200 pages long.This book was okay. It started out interesting, began to drag in the middle and was basically unraveled at the very end. Not really worth the time it took me to get through it.

  • Bekah
    2019-01-24 21:42

    I thought this was an interesting concept for a book, but I truly think more could have been done with it. There could have been more information on the background of the Fey, or about Ben's relationship with his mother. Also, I found the ending to be quite disappointing and unclear.

  • Sara Stalder
    2019-01-31 22:51

    Very, very interesting book. Lots of magic and suspense.

  • Goldie Marie
    2019-02-11 19:33

    Was really weird at first, but I ended up loving it and enjoying it.

  • Magda
    2019-02-23 20:49

    Unsettling and unsatisfactory.

  • Karen
    2019-01-31 17:52

    An excellent story that pulls its readers into a magical and completely believable world.