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The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Staff Review by P. Foley:

Any Children’s Librarian will tell you they’ve met someone just like Ian.  He’s the “different” kid, the bounce-off-the-wall annoying kid, and a voracious reader.  He’s also the kid they want to SAVE.  In the book The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, Children’s Librarian Lucy Hull, in order to save him, kidnaps 10-year-old Ian Drake – or is it the other way around?

The adventure that follows spins out of control and could – or some might say should – very well land our dear librarian in jail.

Both funny and heartfelt, this debut novel by Makkai examines the moral choices we make, the beliefs we hold, and the secrets we keep.

All good books, as Ian like to say, have a “mortal” to their story.  This is one good book.

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