The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver | Teen Ink

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

June 12, 2013
By LiederMadchen ELITE, Aurora, Oregon
LiederMadchen ELITE, Aurora, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
For, I could not love thee, Dear, so much,
Loved I not honour more.
-- Richard Lovelace, quoted often by Baroness Emmuska Orczy in The Scarlet Pimpernel

This is, at its heart, a fairytale. It is simple and sweet and rich with beautiful descriptions. It is not groundbreaking or even particularly original, but it is a lovely story.

I'm honestly not sure what else to say about this book. It's a bedtime story that you can tell to your children. It doesn't have any great depth. It's good, but not thought provoking. Fun, but it doesn't make you laugh or cry. It's probably the most average thing Lauren Oliver has ever written.

The world is great, I will give it that. It has quirkiness and beauty and an edge of darkness and shadows. I
really liked the nocturni, a winged race of dream carriers.

I would recommend this as a read-aloud for kids of all ages. Just be careful not to expect too much from it; it's lovely, but there are no fireworks.


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