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Not as good as The Witch's Boy
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2015
I read The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill last week and enjoyed it so much I immediately picked up The Mostly True Story of Jack. Sadly I was disappointed in this story. While I still like the author's writing style, I felt like this story was just really confusing and if I was confused as an adult reading it I can't see many middle graders getting it either. I still am not sure exactly what was going on..why was The Lady split in two and how did that happened exactly? Why would they swap children and steal souls? I was just confused and even after going back to reread passages I still couldn't figure it out. It seems like a great idea that just wasn't pulled together very well.