Hiddensee: A tale of the once and future Nutcracker.
By Gregory Maguire
Pages/Rating: 283, 4 out of 5 stars.
It starts out with a kid left in the woods named Dirk, who is taken in by two elderly people and raised for the first few years of his life in a shack in the woods. They don’t seem to want too much, and Dirk doesn’t know too much about really anything.
How it gets complicated: It could be complicated in many parts actually, maybe a death of a character. dealing with something. At a point, he runs away because of something that he did.
What I liked: A lot of things, the dark setting at times, the descriptive things, the characters and the events that happens throughout all of the book. There’s three parts and a Coda in it.
What I disliked: Death of a character (especially one I liked) sometimes it gets too confusing and you have to reread, or sometimes it will just randomly do a large time skip. Which is confusing at first but then you get to understand it a little later. I recommend it to maybe 9th graders and up, just because it has darker or more mature scenes in it. If you enjoy fantasy or dark writing, this book is probably for you. I would want to read more books by Gregory Maguire.