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The House in the Cerulean Sea: T.J. Klune

“Just because you don’t experience prejudice in your everyday doesn’t stop it from existing for the rest of us.”

Plot Overview

Linus Baker works as a case-worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth for more than 17 years. His job is to visit orphanages having children with magical abilities and write reports of them. He tries to do his job strictly adhering to ‘Rules and Regulations. Until one day he is assigned a case to visit the house in the Cerulean Sea, which changes his life and his thoughts forever.

My Thoughts

This was a very warm, magical, and whimsical reading experience. The storyline is cute and gives a very beautiful message. It beautifully points out how much the prejudices of other people can hamper the growth and development of a child. And to fight this you need not convince a lot of people. It can start with a single person also.

“Change often starts with the smallest of whispers. Like-minded people building it up to a roar.”

This book was floating around the bookish community a lot, with lots of praise. And hence I picked up this book with quite some expectations. I feel that though it is a sweet and beautiful tale it is still an overhyped book.

I would give that for a fantasy genre it is a very unique and a different kind of story. And I was perfectly amused when I started this book. However, I still feel that the book could have been a tad bit shorter. I got the story and the message in just 50% of the book, and after that, I felt the book was mostly repetitive.

Also, I felt that the children’s dialogue was written intentionally in such a way that makes them sound cute, and hence it doesn’t feel real most of the time. And hence for these reasons, even though I liked the book I didn’t love it.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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