100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

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304 pages

Cover:  Fantastic!  It is so eye catching the book will sell on cover love!

Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one night to find bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall above his bed and one of them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room–with a man pacing back and forth! Henry soon understands that these are not just cupboards, but portals to other worlds.

100 Cupboards is the first book of a new fantasy adventure, written in the best world-hopping tradition and reinvented in N. D. Wilson’s inimitable style.

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I found this little treasure on one of my favorite blog haunts, The Rabbit Room. I seen it and felt a little “Harry Potter” vibe go through me…. so picked this one up.

Once into the book I did discover that there truly is a Harry Potter vibe to the book…. starting with our main character Henry, who is now living with his Aunt and Uncle as his parents (and I use this term loosely) are being held hostage in another country.

While I found the book good, I felt it dragged a bit in the middle and picked up when the adventure continues within the cupboards.  Oops – did I say too much?  😉

I can see where a Middle Grader (MG) would devourer this book .  N.D. Wilson has a way with words and a gift of imagination that will pull you in to all sorts of  possibilities.   There is so much fun within the pages!  As this book concludes there is a bit of violence and scary parts that a parent may like to take a look at before giving to a young reader of 9 years and under.

This book is a part of a series and I do have books two and three to continue reading them, as the book did hold my interest and I really really want  to want to know whats up with the ____________, why did Henry __________________, who are the _________________, and what will become of the cupboards?

Want to fill in the blanks?  Read the book.  😉

I purchased my copy of this book from The Rabbit Room

21 thoughts on “100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

  1. It’s always nice to find a great sounding middle grade type novel that really is for a middle grade kid. It sounds pretty good!

  2. I just put this book on my Kindle but have not read it yet…but I really want to…and you have made me want to read it even more…my list is huge right now…

  3. One of my coworkers at the library found this and we ordered it for the library. She really enjoyed book 1 & 2. It is on my TBR mountain. Fantasy is such a great thing for kids and teens (adults too). We need to stretch and exercise our imaginations.

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