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The Darkest Part of the Forest | A YA Book Review

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Wow. Just wow. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this book. I'd owned it for a year and long ago read and enjoyed Spiderwick. First, I love that this book is a standalone. Second, I love that it's fae, but set in a modern time. It's dark and mysterious. The characters are complex and well-developed. I was worried it would be kind of gory, but those parts were short and not overly detailed. There's romance and friendships, as well as an interesting aside about parenting and how parents are not immune from mistakes. What pushed this story to a solid five for me is I found on the last page that I was crying. It's just a wonderful, unique story.

5 out of 5 stars

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