Blurb from Night Owl Reviews
Gerald and the Wee People is a novel intended for young adults but readers of all ages will get carried away in the world of the Wee People. Gerald and his best friend,
Gerald has watched the wee people for years. In the woods near his home is a peculiar cleared area. For some reason, Gerald is able to see into that area and view a different world. Vernon, Gerald’s best friend, is not able to see beyond the enchantment, but he has always supported Gerald, and trusted his instincts. But lately, things are amiss in the small kingdom – some creatures are attacking the fortress, and it appears as if the wee people are in trouble. Gerald convinces Vernon to accompany him to the clearing. Both teens arrive armed, and actually clacking with some hastily gathered weapons, intending to help the people being attacked. After some effort, and a few false starts, the boys are finally able to breach the invisible wall separating the enchanted clearing from their world. Then the adventure truly begins.
I fell right into this marvelous fantasy story right along with Vernon and Gerald. Once involved, I could not get the wee society out of my mind. For that reason, this was a very fast, very entertaining read for me. The boys quickly proved their worth to the skeptical folk. There were some decidedly amusing episodes as trust and friendship gradually developed between the new-comers and the besieged community.
The conversations were spiffy, often amusing, and uncommonly heartwarming. This well-wrought fantasy story should have exceptionally broad appeal to nearly everyone – young and old. Besides the adventure, there are some universal messages that anyone may take from this story. I was enchanted.
Reviewed by Laurie-J for Night owl Reviews
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