The Wood

The Wood

Book - 2017 | First edition
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After her father's disappearance, Winter takes over guardianship of the now-sinister magical wood behind her house where travelers accidentally slip through its portals.-- Adapted from cover.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250094261
1250094267
Branch Call Number: YF BOBUL-C
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 22 cm

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LPL_RebeccaR Mar 10, 2018

I love an eerie story where the setting becomes the greatest antagonist!! The recent disappearance of Winter's father has left her alone as guardian of a wood that is growing ever more sinister and unforgiving. Bobulski's beautifully descriptive debut novel is filled with mysterious travelers, time portals, and even a little romance. Pay close attention because it's definitely begging for a sequel!

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Feb 25, 2018

The Wood was an interesting book to read. I personally really liked it because it had adventure and mystery. Winter is the guardian of the woods after her father got lost. The rules are that you can't stay in the woods after sundown or else the woods would kill you. Winter’s job is to guard the woods and to send any time travelers back to their time period. Winter comes across Henry, who is a time traveler who's too stubborn to go back to his time. Henry needs Winter’s help to find his parents and to figure out why the woods is changing. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good book to read. 5/5 stars.
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Wood, written by Chelsea Bobulski has a beautiful cover that immediately drew me in, and I did not regret the read. The plot was captivating and held my attention very well, so much so that I completely sped through the book. The ideas and fantasy realm are unique and original. The story is centred around the young teenage protagonist, Winter Parish, who is the guardian of ‘the wood’ after the mysterious disappearance of her father, the previous guardian. The wood is a dangerous threshold between times, with travelers accidentally stumbling upon it from different periods in history, and it being Winter’s duty to escort them back to their proper place. When a strange boy, knowing far too much about the wood, appears around the same time that the wood is poisoned, they embark together to find the truth of the matter. I really enjoyed how the author told the story from both the present and the past, managing to weave both perspectives together to tell a complete story. Reading about both younger and older Winter also helped show her development as a character. I didn’t enjoy as much the ending. While I know it makes sense for the book to end that way, I felt that it was left very open-ended, leaving a lot to the imagination. Don’t let that fact discourage you from reading, because it is still very worthwhile. I would strongly recommend this book to someone who wants a good read with a nice blend of adventure, mystery, fantasy and a splash of romance.
-C.W.

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