Saturday Spotlight: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Children Middle Grade Spotlight & Mini-Review
I haven’t done one of these since last May according to the archives. Wow. Well, similarly to my Monday Musing feature I decided to broaden this feature up a bit. I have also decided not to stress if I don’t have something to contribute every week, just like with the musings on Monday.

ophelia and the marvelous boy*I received a copy of this book for review, however, this in no way affected my opinion or influenced my review.*

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy was fantastic! Fast-paced and witty, this middle grade was a thrill to read. I instantly grew an attachment to the characters and the adventure. There is no starting and stopping and coming back later. Take my advice once you begin you won’t want to get up until you’re done.

This is a fascinating tale about an 11-year-old named Ophelia whose father has temporarily re-located her and her sister to a town where it’s always snowing. While they are in this town, her father has to put together an exhibition on swords at the largest, most eclectic museum there is.

The museum is massive and has a room for everything. Ever wondered about teaspoons? There’s a room for that. Like I said, everything.

Ophelia meets Boy (his name was taken from him by wizards)locked inside a concealed room during one of her wanderings throughout the museum and agrees against her most logical considerations to aid Boy in his quest.

This is a book that doesn’t disappoint and readers alike will be caught up in the magic that is Ophelia & the Marvelous Boy.

Challenges: NetGalley/Edelweiss RC, Review Pile RC , Goodreads


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