Deborah Baker Across the Woodward Wall // Book Review – Simone and Her Books

If you read Middlegame, then you probably already know about A Deborah Baker and Above Woodward Wall. But if you don’t know, it’s Seanan McGuire’s name for the book mentioned in the Middlegame pages. According to a book reference, Over the Woodward Wall was a children’s series written by A Deborah Baker to explain the more complex phenomenon between Rodger and Dodger, their abilities, and how these children can look and function. But you don’t need to know anything to read it Above Woodward Wall. This is almost a bonus for those who already know the context of history. Get ready to enter The Up-and-Under. Thanks to Tor dot com for donating the book.

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Avery is an exceptional child. Everything he does is accurate – from how he brushes his face in the morning to doing his homework – without complaining, without noise, without urgency.

Zib is also an exceptional child because all children are in their own way. However, where everything you do and who Avery is can be measured, nothing like Zibo’s performance is predictable except that she can always rely on the unpredictable.

They live on the same street.
They live in different worlds.

One morning, unplannedly turning from home to school, Avery and Zibas cross the stone wall up and down – an impossible land full of mystery, adventure and the strangest creatures.

And they have to find themselves and each other if they want to find a way out and get back into their lives.

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my thoughts

I have to admit that after graduating from Middlegame, I was very excited to read Over the Woodward Wall. I like it when authors creatively create their own stories and then write further stories to reinforce that. Honestly, it’s always nice when the author continues to share more stories from the universe he created. And as I mentioned, this book doesn’t require you to have read Middlegame before you did.

I always wonder how much history can be told in such a short book. In the 200-page short story, Seanan McGuire truly captures the world of Up and Down, introducing the many characters I hope to follow throughout the series, and provides interesting story lines to help us establish ourselves as children and celebrate. villains.

It reminded me a lot of the Wayward Children series, in which children jump across a mysterious wall in the middle of their neighborhood and enter a world where owls talk to them, girls can be made up of killing crows, and kings and queens are dishonest deals in all the lands they rule. It features the vibrations of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and all the other stories of children being moved to another, somewhat crazy world.

Telling the story, it seemed like you were sitting with a bunch of kids during the story. It would probably be a really good audiobook to get into, because the way it is written actually seems to tell you a story, not you actually experience it. This, as written, suggests that it is a fairy tale with all the possibilities of Zib and Avery. They start so simply, and then, traveling up and down, find out about themselves, each other, and what’s really important to them. At first, they begin to be unnecessary children, but what they learn by being forced to survive in a world without parents or authority, many of us learn only when we become adults.

I’ll say the ending is a bit steep, but it’s also a longer series, so I have no doubt the next one will be better. All in all, it was such a magical journey that I really loved and appreciated. I will definitely get involved in Book 2 as soon as it is released.