The Humming Room

The Humming Room

Book - 2012
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Twelve-year-old Roo Fanshaw, who has a talent for hiding, is sent to live with his estranged uncle in his on Cough Rock Island, where he discovers the secrets of the largely uninhabited house and its hidden garden.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312644383
Branch Call Number: J FICTION POTTER
Characteristics: 184 p. ; 22 cm


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Jul 12, 2013

It is wonderfully phrased with the main idea of the story still apparent in the entire book. I would definitely give it a five stars because of the elegance in the way Ms.Potter wrote the book

JCLChrisK Jun 27, 2013

I'm afraid I've yet to read The Secret Garden--which the cover says inspired this and other readers say it resembles--so I can't make a comparison or tell how this stacks up, but that fact didn't lessen my enjoyment of The Humming Room at all. Potter is such a skilled and delightful writer that she's a pleasure to read. An excellent mix of well-drawn characters, darkness, mystery, hope, eloquent prose, and storytelling. I often can't find the energy or focus to read when I'm laid out on the couch with a cold, but I had no trouble getting drawn into and enchanted by this one.

LocketLibrarian Jun 26, 2012

This is an odd and quirky book. I like odd and quirky.

Inspired by The Secret Garden, this fantasy is a quick read.


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