The Humming Room

The Humming Room

Book - 2012
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Twelve-year-old orphan Roo Fanshaw is sent to live with an uncle she never knew in a largely uninhabited mansion on Cough Rock Island and discovers a wild river boy, an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a hidden garden.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2012.
ISBN: 9780312644383
Characteristics: 184 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jul 12, 2013

It is wonderfully phrased with the main idea of the story still apparent in the entire book. I would definitely give it a five stars because of the elegance in the way Ms.Potter wrote the book

JCLChrisK Jun 27, 2013

I'm afraid I've yet to read The Secret Garden--which the cover says inspired this and other readers say it resembles--so I can't make a comparison or tell how this stacks up, but that fact didn't lessen my enjoyment of The Humming Room at all. Potter is such a skilled and delightful writer that she's a pleasure to read. An excellent mix of well-drawn characters, darkness, mystery, hope, eloquent prose, and storytelling. I often can't find the energy or focus to read when I'm laid out on the couch with a cold, but I had no trouble getting drawn into and enchanted by this one.

LocketLibrarian Jun 26, 2012

This is an odd and quirky book. I like odd and quirky.

Inspired by The Secret Garden, this fantasy is a quick read.

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Jul 05, 2013

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