Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea

By T.J Klune

Paperback: 394 pages
Mi Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Pleasantville (1998 film) tells the story of two siblings who find themselves in a black and white 1950’s sitcom.

Their influence on their world turns Pleasantville from black and white to colour.

I mention this because that’s how I found the main character Linus to be.

Linus is a case worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth (DICOMY). He comes in, does his job, and goes home.

He lives alone, with a cat, and has no friends. Linus is essentially a nobody.

One day he is summoned by upper management for a special task. To go to an orphanage to report on the welfare and care of the children that live there.

This book is utterly delightful, it’s about family, love, fitting in, and belonging.

And just like Pleasantville, Linus’s world is about to go from Black and White to colour. 

Mi Reading Challenge: Read a book with a colour in the title

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