The Door to January review by lovetoread
The Door to January
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Paranormal

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Age at time of review - 13
Reviewer's Location - Hull, Iowa, United States
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In the book The Door to January, Natalie Payson and her family moved away from her hometown of Bernier, Maine. Ever since she moved away, she’s been having these nightmares. When she goes back to Bernier, she keeps going back to this old abandoned house with her cousin Teddy. When she is at the house, she feels it calling to her, and sometimes the house takes her and shows her the past. Natalie feels the house trying to tell her something. When Natalie receives surprises in her bird hotel (it's a thing she and Teddy made) she realizes she is in danger. Read The Door to January to figure out what the house is trying to tell her, if her dreams stop, or if she goes back home.


The Door to January is a book full of mysteries, dreams, friendships, fights, and a few murders. I liked how the author put in paranormal dreams. The only thing I didn’t like was how there were quite a few swear words. When I first started reading, I couldn't get into it and it was really confusing, but after a while I finally got into it and it didn’t take me long to finish. I got confused because one moment she was at her job, and the next she was running down the road to the old abandoned house. Also, it never said she moved away from Bernier then came back. The author just states it later on in the story. On the other hand, I liked how Natalie and Teddy had such a good relationship and how it was like they were fighting the dreams together. Also, I like how one of her enemies from grade school ends up becoming REALLY good friends with her. I loved the main story behind it all, but the swear words kind of threw me off.

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Content rating - mature content

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A lot of swear words, guns, and a few murders.

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