[Review] The Anybodies by N.E. Bode

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Synopsis

Fern discovers that she was swapped at birth and leaves her tragically dull parents for an unforgettable adventure with her true father, the Bone. Just who are the Anybodies? You’ll have to read to find out! Narrated by the hilariously intrusive N. E. Bode, The Anybodies is a magical adventure for readers of all ages.

-Synopsis from Goodreads

Score: 5/5

The Anybodies is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Judging by the synopsis you might assume that this is simply a whimsical middle grade book, but you would be wrong. While it is magical and fun, it’s also a lot more than that. This book talks about some heavy topics like going through loss and how it might change people for the worse, self confidence, how love can change someone, and how some things can’t be fixed. I think the author handled these topics pretty well. This book talks about the scarier realities of life without being scary. I feel that while reading this, a younger reader (any age really) might understand that sadly, this is a part of life, but you needn’t be scared because good things will come.

The very last paragraph made me teary, I found it so incredibly touching.

I also really loved the way it was written. I liked the humor throughout the book, especially when the narrator/author would break the 4th wall and speak to the reader directly. That’s always fun.

This is a book I would recommend to everyone, and I’ll probably re-read it in the future.

 

 

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