Eren by Simon P. Clark
Genres: Middle grade, Childrens, Fantasy
For Fans of: Stories about stories
My rating: 3.5-4 stars out of 5
People are keeping secrets from Oli – about where his father is, and why he hasn’t come to join them at his uncle’s house in the country.
But Oli has secrets too.
He knows what lives in the attic. Eren – part monster, part dream, part myth. Eren who always seems so interested, who always wants to hear more about Oli’s life. Eren, who needs to hear stories to live, and will take them from Oli, no matter the cost.
NOTE: Many thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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So, if you happen to be following me on Goodreads, then you’ll know that I originally gave Eren 4.5 stars out of 5. But after letting things sit and allowing myself to mull over the book, I decided to bring it down a little.
At its core, Eren is a story about stories. The author, Simon P. Clark does a wonderful job of showing the readers the importance of stories and their origins. For a girl who’s always been in love with storytelling and all that other hooplah, this was a wonderful thing to read about. How stories started and how different narrators make them tick. What makes a certain story special. It’s not for some people, but I loved it.
I think the only really negative thing I have to say about this book was the fact that it tried a little too hard to make the background characters seem more important to the story than they really were. But other than that, I thought the book was really well written. The ending, I thought was actually kind of messed up in a good way. it’s got something about it that appeals to adults as well as children. I can definitely see myself reading this one to my younger cousins.