Wednesday 13 April 2022



Gwendy's Magic Feather (The Button Box, #2)Gwendy's Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just realised that I read the first Gwendy book in 2017. Yikes! 😳 I can't believe it's been that long, but between the many books I have all over the place and my own writing, I always manage to forget I have heaps that I really want to read. 😣

Gwendy is all grown up and is a Congresswoman in DC. She's trying to change the world, and the last thing she expects is to come across the button box again. Especially since she's heading back to Castle Rock for the Christmas holidays...

This book hooked me in as soon as I started reading. I wanted to follow Gwendy on her new adventure and ended up reading the first 55 pages yesterday in one sitting, then read the rest today because I couldn't stop.

After finding out Stephen King didn't actually write this, I wasn't sure what to expect. But it didn't matter because Richard Chizmar is a great writer, and this turned out to be a fascinating installment. Not just because of the temptation Gwendy faces when the box mysteriously reappears, but because there's an awful mystery in Castle Rock that she gets caught up in. And Gwendy's parents provided another layer of unexpected emotion.

Plus, I really enjoyed reading about the twists and turns Gwendy's life takes right until the very end. I loved that ending!

The illustrations were lovely, too.

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