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The Secret of Platform 13

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  • Posted May 4, 2009

    The Secret Of Platform 13 by EVA IBBoston

    What I thought of the book The Secret Of platform 13 was that it was a great fun reading novel and i fully recomend it to everyone!This book I waouls day covers the ages from ten to maybe fourteen. In this book, there is very creative styles and the plot, in the writing. I found this book the most creative book I have read in a long time, also the most interesting. I could tell that the author, Eva Ibbotaon carefully chose words and phrasese to go in a specific part of the novel. This book I thought was great for reading in school with your class or outside of school by yourself even with a small book club. I thought that once I started reading the book, it jkept hooking me into it, and I could nbot put it down. This book has one of the most unexpected endings that I have ever read or seen on tv, or in amovie. It is so surprising! Also at times this book can be very confusing, the author just gives way too much information at one tomne and it makes it diifulct to understand. The book does get better as it moves along. Normally I do not reading fantasy novels, so if you are like me, I bet you would like this book. If you really like this book, I reccomend reading the Harry Potter Serires. Overall, this book is an outstanding book, and the best fantasy novel I hav ever read. This book as very realistic, at some points it can be funny, but for the majority of time, this book tries to be serious. This book has mystic creatures that don't exist today, and some human beings. The secret of Platform 13 has many creative and interesting ways to explain or describe them. This book has it's fast and slow times and seomtines thios book will be moving on with too much information, and at other times, it continues with little information. I think the author could have done a better job at equaling things out. What I love most about books is all the unexpected things that happened.The thrill, of not knowing what is going to happen next. You just can't predict it, especially if you had to. I feel that this book was superb, and that everybody should read it and that everyone should read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    A reviewer

    The secret of Platform 13 is an awesome book that I recomend to every one that is in to fantasy books. It is about a prince that gets kidnapped as a baby and is trapped in a normal world. Can he be rescued? To find out, you have to read the book. This book is 'secretly great!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    a reviewer

    A wizard, an ogre,afey and a young hag have come to find a prince of their kingdom,stolen as a baby nine years before.But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called rayond trottle who doesn,t understand magic and is determined not to be rescued.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2003

    Precursor to Harry Potter

    When my daughter and I saw Ibbotson's books at the bookstore or in the library, we scoffed and remarked that they looked like copies of Harry Potter. It was not until I read a review here, in which the reader referred to their pre-Potter publication, that I realized they were anything but copies. In fact, I'm guessing that Rowling may have been inspired in part by Ibbotson, many of whose characters and circumstances bear similarities to those found in the Harry Potter books. Certainly, there's room in the magical world for both authors' wonderful works, and readers of one are likely to enjoy the other as well. The Secret of Platform 13 is humorous, original, and gentle. My daughter and I, both fans of Rowling, have become surprised and delighted fans of Ibbotson and hope that you will, too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    A four star book

    I found this book to be very exciting and adventurous. The author's descriptions of the places in the book really brought it to life for me. It did get to be a bit predictable in places, but all in all, a very good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2002

    The Secret of Platform 13

    If you like adventure books and weird characters, then you should read The Secret of Platform 13. The story takes place on a mythical island filled with creatures you can only read about. Every one on the island is filled with joy when the king and queen have a baby boy. But before he is old enough to walk, he is kidnapped by the evil Mrs. Trottle. It is up to a strange group of people to save the prince. A wizard, a Giant, a flower witch named Gurkintrude, and a Hag named Odge. Will they save the prince or will he grow up not knowing he is apart of a royal family........ Find out when you read The Secret of Platform 13

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2002

    Great book

    I found this to be quite a good book. the only thing i found as a down side was it was quite predictable. otherwise it's a good book throught about middle school or so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2001

    Zap yourself to Platform 13!

    I loved The Secret Of Platform 13 by Iva Ibbotson. It's enchanting, and very funny too! So sit down relax,(get some fish n' chips) and get yourself to Platform 13!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2000

    The Secret Of Platform 13 Was Terrific!

    We really loved this book--both reading it and listening to it as a book on tape. There were great characters, lots of funny scenes, unexpected twists, and a wonderful surprise at the end. If you like magical creatures, but also stories in which ordinary people sometimes do extra-ordinary things, you'll love this and all Eva Ibbotsen's books! Parents will love it, too!

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