The Lost Secret of Fairies: The Crystal Keeper Chronicles Book 1 (Book) - 6/22/2009 5:01:00 AM
“The Lost Secret of Fairies” is a wonderful tale about an average fifth grade girl who gets recruited to protect the Fairies and guard their entrances. What child or teenager wouldn’t want to be in her place? With its vivid, beautiful descriptions and realistic dialog, this book allows children (and open minded adults) to transport themselves into the Fairy world where they can trek through crystal caves and seek advice from their pet cat.
Tiffany Turner does a wonderful job of getting into a fifth-graders mind. This is an author who clearly understands children and uses that knowledge to great effect. “The green pointy-eared guy raised an eyebrow. I wonder if he knows who Spock is? They could be brothers.”
I especially loved dialog with the cat. Brew is very much your typical house cat, with all the arrogance and peeves that make him a hilarious and lovable character. I also found the modernized peter-pane story a little funny and odd since I had trouble imagining a 17 year old peter pan running away from college.
I wish the story had had slightly fewer environmentalist undertones, but that is my biggest personal complaint. Otherwise, the major themes are faith in your own abilities to think through problems and in power of the imagination.
This was a very fun book to read, even for an adult like myself, and I’m sure many a child will be fully enthralled in its magic.