The second I started reading this book I could tell I was going to love it. The writing is beautiful and warm. This is the perfect book for a cozy night in and a huge cup of hot chocolate.
The story follows an 11-year-old girl named Tilly Pages. She lives above her grandparents bookshop and has grown up with a love for books. When strange people begin to pop up in the bookshop, Tilly begins to sense that something more is going on here. And she is right. Tilly learns that she has the ability to wander into her favorite books, and so her adventure begins.
Tilly & the Bookwanderers is such a fun story! This is exactly the kind of middle grade I love to read. The characters are wonderful and I love that Tilly has a close relationship with her grandparents. They share the same passion for books, which is something I would have loved to have as a child. Tilly also becomes friends with a boy named Oskar and I can’t wait to see their friendship grow and develop over the course of the trilogy.
This books was full of heartwarming moments, twists and turns, and so many beautiful quotes; there were many lines I wanted to highlight. It has become one of my favorite books of all time and is perfect for readers who love books about books.
Also, I wanted to mention this podcast episode of Books with Jen that features Anna James. She talks about her book (no spoilers) and witing. It is a beautiful interview.