It is about two lives--a seven-year-old boy and a centurien-- that are forever changed when they swap places with one another, one knowing and the other not.
This book was not at all what i imagined it to be: it was dark, imaginative, like a quiet little noise you can't get out of your head. It drew me in and every second i got i read. Rated 4.5/5
Intriguing and heartbreaking novel about alienation and the need we all have to know who we are and where we came from. This resonated with me mostly as I thought of my daughter -- abandoned, and adopted from a foreign country, it's highly unlikely she will ever know her blood roots. Is she also a stolen child in some ways?
The novel didn't enrapture me the way some do; I never found myself having to stay up and read just one more chapter. But a worthy read nonetheless, and one not so easily forgotten.
A really interesting and strangely engaging story. The truly interesting part of this book was how Donohue intertwined the two stories of Henry Day; the changeling that took his place in the big world and the stolen child (the real Henry Day). Both boys are in search of what they have lost and trying to survive in their new worlds. A true fantasy book for those who are not necessarily fantasy readers.
I dont know what made me purchase this book, creative product placement I assume, but it sat on my shelf for over a year. It wasnt until I noticed that it was a wishlist book on this site that I decided to try to read it before posting it for another member. WOW. It was truly a fascinating and interesting read. Different but very creative, well worth the time, this story and its characters will stay with me for a long time.
Believable and haunting. One of the few opposite and alternating viewpoint (chapter by chapter) books I've read that converges without destroying the plot while holding your interest