Midnight Is a Place, by Joan Aiken: 3.5/5

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A dark, interesting kids book with well-developed characters. Themes: industrialization, child labor, and factory work. Midnight Is A Place. Joan Aiken. Best Thing: Forget the crocodiles in New York's sewers, these people have man-eating boars. Worst Thing: The happy ending. Not that I wanted bad things to happen to the characters! It just seemed like a cop out.

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3 Responses to Midnight Is a Place, by Joan Aiken: 3.5/5

  1. Daniel says:

    Re: “The happy ending”: but what does it MEAN?

  2. Alicia says:

    I adore Joan Aiken’s books. Those boars are terrifying. My favorite of hers is “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.”

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