It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold.
When the answer comes, it's not one she expects.
Welcome to the Abarat.
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Most likely the young readers this book is intended for will not be critical of the occasional sloppiness in the text and most likely their attention will not be lost through the mental and physical obstacle course Candy finds herself in when she journeys to Abarat.Oct 01 2002 | Read Full Review of Abarat
I like this book a lot because there are a lot of scenes where you think "i'll just stop reading after this chapter or so" then something exiting happens like a villian appearing and you just can't put the book down.| Read Full Review of Abarat
When the book first came out there was a free poster map of the world, and there is an interactive version on the Web site (www.harperchildren.com/abarat ), though why they didn't print the map on the endpapers is a mystery in an otherwise gorgeous and lavishly produced book.Feb 15 2004 | Read Full Review of Abarat
I first met Clive Barker a few years ago and yes, he is really that brilliant and a little bit crazy.May 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Abarat
As she runs for her life she finds out more about the incredible world she's stumbled into and what it means to her future.Dec 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Abarat
The books are great and all, but we can't help but miss his gorier, more terrifying Books of Blood, his Damnation Game and his Great and Secret Show.Oct 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Abarat
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