In One Word: Joyful
Cannonball Read Bingo Square : Home
A good friend of mine was reading this book for a friend book club and I nosed my way in with a jolt, “Um, ‘scuse me? Book Club did you say? What book??” That gathering of people has yet to materialize but I am filled with utter glee that this book came into my life. What. A. Delight. If you are looking for something uplifting, fun, and funny, look no further than this charming tale of orphans, hope, and oh yeah, superpowers. Our protagonist is basically a magical social worker, tasked with determining if children with special abilities are getting the care they deserve. There is an X-men whiff as society has decided to crack down on magical beings, and they are nudged into hiding with the regular people whipped into a “see something, say something” frenzy to beware of possible threats. (But then, who gets to decide what constitutes a threat?) Linus is a by-the-book guy who has faint hopes of a better life but doesn’t know where to begin. When he sets foot on the island, his whole life changes as he wrestles with who he is, and who he may be destined to be. Will he step out of his comfort zone will he (swoon) find love and maybe the family he has been missing? And um, oh yeah, one of the kiddos at the orphange is Lucy, aka, Lucifer, aka the antichrist. He is basically your average child except for uh, the whole spawn of satan angle.
One of the taglines I saw for this book mentioned Umbrella Academy and I am OBSESSED with that series and this book, so I would say if you are a fan of that Netflix series you would be on board for this book, but note that this book is a much cuddlier less violent story with similar themes of outsiders and coming of age.