A review by ika0
NOS4A2, by Joe Hill


3,5 stars

NOS4A2 is the story of Vic McQueen, a young girl when we first meet her. She discovers she has the magic power of going anywhere she wants to through a bridge that doesn't exist, but she can only find that bridge when she's riding her bike.
Vic isn't the only one with such special powers, though, and not all the people who have them use them for good. Charles Manx can go to a special place he's created in his mind, a place called Christmasland, where all the children he takes there remain young and happy forever (and very creepy). Instead of a bike, he drives The Wraith, a car that he can control with his mind and allows him to turn normal children into cold little creatures with dozens of sharp teeth.

Vic ended up finding Charles's house when she was 16, and ended up becoming the first child to escape Charles Manx. However, she never became the same, and even years later, after becoming a mother, the children from Christmasland kept calling to torment her.

Manx never forgot Vic, and he decided the best revenge for her was to take her own son, Bruce Wayne, to Christmasland. Vic is one tough chick, however, and she won't let Charles Manx get way that easily.

NOS4A2 is a great choice for any fans of Stephen King or just scary novels in general. The story was very original, and it does make Christmas look a little creepy. The paranormal aspect of the book was very interesting, and I would like to know a little more about all the other people who, besides, Maggie, Vic and Charlie Manx, were mentioned has having special abilities.

For me, what kept me from giving this book 4 stars was the last chapter. It felt somewhat rushed, and the way everyone dealt with what happened to Vic felt too light, considering the situation.

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