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Shadows on the Wall (The York Trilogy)
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor | Children's Books
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/15/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, May 15, 2017

7 out of 10

I got this slightly-battered ex-library paperback from the charity-sale shelves at a local Hannaford's. It's the first of a trilogy, and while this story stands alone I do want to read the rest now!

The story centers on Daniel, age 15, who's been taken out of school by his parents for a trip to York, England - something he's enjoying very much, as he loves history and wants to write about the things he's seeing. But his parents have been behaving oddly and he's getting worried; is someone ill? Are they planning to divorce? What's going on?

Meanwhile, he makes friends with a local cab driver, whom he feels as if he's known before - and, through him, with a band of gypsies (the traditional Rom, a dwindling breed). Amid all these interesting things, he finds himself feeling growing dread of one particular ancient tower. And then there are the ghosts of Roman soldiers...

I like the writing here, and the mix of supernatural elements with the all-too-real issues facing Dan and his parents. Very nice touches, from scene-setting to history to clashing-culture plot points. I'd wanted to visit York already, but this book made me want it even more!  


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, 4 Lake St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, October 02, 2017

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Released 10 mos ago (10/2/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, 4 Lake St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library on this sunny day; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2017 Spooktacular October release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2017 Tick Tock release challenge, for the embedded "AD" in the title. ***

*** Released for the 2017 You're Such an Animal release challenge, for the embedded "shad" in the title. ***  


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