Wobbly Barstool

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
408 Pages
Reviewed on 12/29/2013
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Author Biography

Jane Lowy is an enthusiast of 19th century British literature, who has loved writing since childhood. She also enjoys singing/songwriting/electric bass guitar playing and is certified as a cytogenetic technologist. Jane lives in Houston with her husband, David, and their son, Orion.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

Wobbly Barstool is only a young child, yet he will experience far more than most children his age ever would. He will meet a child who he is forbidden to talk about, he will meet strange people and stranger situations, and yet he’s not the only one. Prunella is also going through strange times in her own life, and of course Tobias is facing more struggles and turmoil than any child his age should have to face. What these three children all have in common, however, is definitely going to keep you guessing for some time. As their tales become more and more convoluted it will seem as though there is no way to make sense of it all, until everything slowly comes to light in Jane Lowy’s wonderful story of family, love, and friendship.

This book was definitely one of the best I’ve read so far. I felt like I was really a part of the story and I couldn’t help relating to Prunella and Wobbly. I felt so sorry for Tobias and then happy when things started to look better for him. This book definitely kept me intrigued and interested so much that I simply couldn’t put it down. I'm very happy that I chose to read this book and only regret that the tales of these amazing children had to end so soon. I would recommend this book to anyone as I really do think it’s an intriguing and captivating tale for young children and teens alike.