Burt, Marissa Storybound, 416 p. HarperCollins, APRIL 2012. $17. Content: G. Una has been shuffled from foster home to foster home since she was a baby. When she finds a hidden book in the local library, she literally finds herself transported to another world. There she finds the land of Story, a place where the inhabitants lives used to be scripted by the Muses, but with their defeat many years earlier, the characters are supposedly free – at least that’s what the Tale Masters have told them for all of these years. With Una’s arrival, events have been set in motion that will change Una and Story forever. Lies will be uncovered – enemies may even be friends.
The back cover compares this book to Inkheart or the Neverending Story – but since I personally didn’t like either book, I think this is much better. Interesting without being confusing, dangerous and enlightening. I am ready for number two already! EL – ESSENTIAL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher