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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Marbury Lens Review

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Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury.
There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he’s trying to kill them.

Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he’s losing his mind.
Conner tells Jack it’s going to be okay.

But, it’s not.

Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith was a book reccomended to me by one of my good friend of mine. I read the book in 2 days. I found the book to be engaging and extreamly interesting. Jack and Conner were two very cool characters. I liked the contrasted between their characters how Jack is the more reserved and shy one while Conner is the loud and out going one. The plot was fast paced from the very beggining. Had I not been told what happened to Jack in the begging I never would have seen it coming. I love how each character grows and changes. This is a book all should read, boys and girls

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