How much of what each of us thinks we understand or know about ourselves is actually true? That’s the question that confronts James and Penelope when they discover The Library.
This is a fascinating and very thought-provoking story which challenges the assumptions we tend to make about our own lives and about other people. The reader is reminded that things are very often not what they seem, and that the truth can be very uncomfortable thing to confront, even though we think we know what the truth is.
Through their discussions and responses to different situations and experiences, the reader develops considerable empathy with James and Penelope, but also with their companion, an elderly man named Walter. By the end of the story, the reader finds themselves not only admiring the characters, but also cheering them on in the decisions and actions they take. The mystery and suspense is very well developed throughout the story, building to a surprising and satisfying climax.
‘The Library’ is a great read that can be enjoyed in less than an hour. It has been awarded a very respectable Silver Acorn.
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