I was spooked by so many facts so intricately woven in the story-line. The descriptions were much needed to understand the world of puppets and puppeteers. There was not a dull moment.
I felt so bad for Theo on countless occasions. I could understand the parallel-shift that Kay was experiencing because what had happened to her.
Read the book to find out. I would not be giving out any spoilers in this review.
Keith Donohue’s writing beautifully covered the concept of the ‘fear of the unknown’ throughout the story. I kept reading it page after page just to find out what would the end entail. Believe me, the end did not disappoint me. It rather hurt me and ripped me into a thousand pieces. It was not what I expected, neither did I see it coming.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book are:
The story starts with She fell in love with a puppet. Because he was beautiful, because he was rare, because he could not be hers. And believe, me when I say this, you will ponder upon this quote when you finish reading it, because I certainly am and the killer part is, I know what it means!
Never enter a toyshop after midnight. I took this as a clear warning when I was 40% done with the book. I swear on my life!
Sometimes the puppets return, sometimes they never come back. Sometimes they last forever.
Lesson Learnt: I’m never stepping a foot inside a puppet store. EVER.
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