My Diary from the Edge of the World review by nict...
My Diary from the Edge of the World
by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Adventure
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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Kingman, AZ, United States
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My Diary from the Edge of the World is a book written in the form of a diary.  It is about Gracie Lockwood giving her point of view of a magical trip.  Gracie is an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, a world with mermaids and dragons and sasquatches, oh my!  It also has Black Clouds, which take away the people who are going to die, and bring them to Heaven.  Gracie comes back home one day after school and a Black Cloud is at her house.  The Black Cloud comes for Gracie's little brother, Sam, so the Lockwoods leave to find the Extraordinary World. This world supposedly does not have Black Clouds and is a lot more ordinary.  Can the Lockwoods find this Extraordinary World?  Will Sam live?  Find out in this exciting book!


Jodi Lynn Anderson wrote a great book filled with fantasy and adventure!  My Diary from the Edge of the World had twists and turns so you can't tell what will happen until it does.  One part I especially liked was a description of a witch’s house.  Anderson wrote, "It was an astonishing sight-resting on enormous boulders at the peak of the mountain, made of dark logs and planks of wood, and lit up brightly inside with firelight. It looked half wild and half civilized, sort of crooked to one side, old and breathtaking, with attachments and additions veering off this way and that and poking over the sides of boulders and low cliffs."  Gracie was well described and I think she would be a normal, everyday person if she was real.  The book had a very unique plot, and I would have liked to be part of the characters' quest.  If you are a fan of adventure and fantasy, then you need to read this amazing book!  I would love to read a second book if there is one.  I would recommend this book to ages 8 and up!

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