My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First thoughts: YES! This was so fun to read. The first few chapters were confusing until I got the hang of the changing dates and locations. Once I got to know the characters and their stories the book picked up and I was off on a magical journey. I loved the little nugget-like chapters.
Favorite characters: Bailey, for being the most relatable. Mr. Barris and his architecture were cool. I loved the descriptions of Friedrick's clocks.
I'm interested to see how this translates to film. There's so much to be done with the visuals. Reading this also made me want to go to the circus (which I then did).
Where I read: in bed, on the couch, way too late into the night, all morning while I should have been getting ready for work...
Recommended for: circus/magic lovers, lovers of a story, dreamers, fantasy seekers, people who need a literary escape.
"I have seen a great many things that I might once have considered impossible, or unbelievable. I find I no longer have clearly defined parameters for such matters. I choose to do my work to the best of my own abilities, and leave others to their own." -Mr. Barris
"You're not destined or chosen. I wish I could tell you that you were if that would make it easier, but it's not true. You're in the right place in the right time, and you care enough to do what needs to be done. Sometimes that's enough." -Celia Bowen
Final thoughts: I know I'm late to this party, but party on!!
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