At seven years old, Millie Bird realises that everything is dying around her. She wasn’t to know that after she had recorded twenty-seven assorted creatures in her Book of Dead Things her dad would be a Dead Thing, too.
Agatha Pantha is eighty-two and has not left her house since her husband died. She sits behind her front window, hidden by the curtains and ivy, and shouts at passers-by, roaring her anger at complete strangers. Until the day Agatha spies a young girl across the street.
Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven when his son kisses him on the cheek before leaving him at the nursing home. As he watches his son leave, Karl has a moment of clarity. He escapes the home and takes off in search of something different.
Three lost people needing to be found. But they don’t know it yet. Millie, Agatha and Karl are about to break the rules and discover what living is all about.
This book is a little quirky with a strange sense of humour. While we enjoyed parts of the story; in particular, Agatha Pantha’s Chair of Discernment, on the whole we found it hard to engage in it fully. We found it hard to believe in the characters. While this was a nice and easy ready, that we think would make a good holiday read, we found the ending just left us with too many questions.
Read by Cutcha Club