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Publisher: William Morrow
Page Count: 692
Fiction Genre: Horror. Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural
Dates Read: September 7-10, 2015
Victoria McQueen is an unusual little girl, she can ride her bike onto a magical bridge that will take her to any place she thinks of. One day she inadvertently meets Charles Manx and the children of Christmasland, and just barely escapes Manx's murderous hand.
Many years later, Victoria has lost her bike that took her onto the magic bridge, but she still hears the children of Christmasland when they call her on the phone. Now Manx has her only son, Bruce Wayne, and she must find her way back to Christmasland to save him.
NOS4A2, pronounced like "Nosferatu", the German vampire, is an outstanding piece of work by Hill. My favorite so far. NOS4A2 is well written and wonderfully developed. All the characters mean something to you, even the ones you don't want to care about. Victoria has a gritty life that has not been easy, especially since her first run in with Manx, but you can't give up on her; you feel compelled to cheer her on. Manx is a pretty nasty character, but nothing is as creepy as the children of Christmasland.
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 9
Pace - 7
Plot Development - 6
Characters - 7
Enjoyability - 8
Insightfulness - 5
Ease of Reading - 7
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 4 out of 5 stars