Little Boy Lost (The Librarian #1)
by Eric Hobbs
Wesley Bates thinks his life pretty much sucks. He’s landed at the bottom of his school’s popularity ladder, and bully Randy Stanford seems to be waiting around every corner.
The troubled teen thinks he’s found a way to escape his real-world problems when he stumbles upon strange doorways in Astoria’s local library that seem to lead into the extraordinary worlds from all his favorite books. Oz, Neverland, Wonderland — they’re all a reality with Wesley’s new discovery. Wesley teams with best friend Taylor Williams to embark on a great adventure, both ready to leave the drama of middle school behind.
But the two kids quickly find themselves embroiled in a centuries-old battle for the library and the magic hiding within. Now, fighting alongside the eccentric old man who’s vowed to protect the building’s power, the pair must help ward off an attack by a shadowy group with a strange tie to Wesley’s nemesis, forcing Wesley to face the fears he’s been dodging… and one of the most terrifying bullies of all time!
Have you ever heard about Locke, one of the Lost Boys in Neverland? Actually, this boy literally got lost in the real world and he had only eighty-eight minutes left to go back to Neverland through the library’s portal. Luckily, Wesley and his best friend Taylor saw him in the halls of the library and decided to help him on his journey, but not without consequences.
Because the only way to do this was to find the Peter Pan dagger that seemed to have been stolen by a bully named Randy. And this bully happened to be the son of the Douglas Stanford, the man behind the force that wanted to demolish the Library once and for all. Hmm.. sounds complicated?
But wait, there’s more? Have you also heard about the Maiden Girl who worked all day and all night, and was maltreated by an old woman in Oz? Well, she was supposed to get married to a certain Woodsman but unfortunately, the man was cursed by a powerful witch, and lost his limbs and been replaced by tins. Sounds familiar now?
The Librarian is a very interesting & exciting book. I loved it from beginning till the end. My heart went out to Wesley, the bullied boy who didn’t know how to defend himself from someone sinister like Randy. I loved his bestfriend, though. Taylor was one of the few characters who had a good head on her shoulders and had saved Wesley a million times. This book is very colorful and magical, it reminds me of Inkheart (Cornelia Funke) and the characters that came to life. This first book was full of action and adventures, a highly recommended read for kids and kids-at-heart! Can’t wait to read what happens next to The Librarian!