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A Door in the Woods (Jimmy Fincher Series #1)

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  • Posted November 4, 2009

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    A great young tale to start.

    This was a really quick and easy read for me. I enjoyed following the beginning to Jimmy Fincher's tale. The author caught my attention in the first paragraph when Jimmy mentions he cannot be destroyed. I was curious to see how this all would play out. It was a nice adventure to get to the end of this book.

    Jimmy was a normal 14 year old by with a Mom, Dad, and an older brother living in a town called Duluth, Georgia. Until the day he was climbing a tree and saw a man dragging a woman fighting into the woods, then she just vanishes. Where did she go? And why is this man... Oh, Jimmy nows this man... The whole story just takes off from here.

    Jimmy is sent by his dad to find an old friend, not knowing exactly where this friend lives or what he looks like, whos name is Joseph. Then he is told by his dad to be scared, that being scared will keep him alive.

    On page 3 of the book there was one paragraph I just loved and really made me look forward to the fun tale that was going to be told with a childs view and discription on things, which does make it easy to see knowing what a kid sees.
    "Before I begin, there are things to say. You must prepare yourself. The world is not what you think it is, and the nightmares that sometimes wake you in the middle of a storm may be truer than you think. Every novel you've ever read may not be as fictional as you thought. If I have learned anything, it is that nothing is beyond possible or belief. The world as I once knew it has turned upside down, and I've finally realized that the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction" is not just a stupid cliche.""

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Page turner

    I enjoy how Dashner's characters express feelings and thoughts that most people in their situations would- fear, anxiety, joy, confusion, anger, etc. It makes the characters more relatable and Jimmy Fincher is good example of a hero we want to root for. The Door in the Woods is packed with adventure and action, and I can't wait to read the rest in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Dance the earlly dawn

    Im the lead beta. Shes the female alpha.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2010

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    Great pre-teen's book

    It is a great book for kids under 14. They will identified with the character in the book. A very nice story with some really refreshing magic and plot. No, it is not a Harry Potter book so don't compared it to it. Just read it and enjoy it... you will be glad you did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    Not just for kids!

    A Door in the Woods is a delighful, exciting, and unique story about Jimmy Fincher, a young unlikely hero who gets dragged into a world that is beyond belief as he is given the assignment to save the world from the Stompers. James Dashner has a distinctive voice and uses clever phrases to tell the story. It's a fun read and I laughed out loud several times.

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    Posted January 4, 2013

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