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Liesl & Po [Lauren Oliver, Kei Acedera] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a . Read Common Sense Media’s Liesl & Po review, age rating, and parents Parents need to know that author Lauren Oliver has published two. “Liesl and Po,” the first foray into middle-grade fiction by Lauren Oliver, author of wildly popular books for young adults, like “Delirium,” is such a.

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The characters were cliche, but they were a bit obvious. And promptly fell in love with it. A ghost name Po and his ghostly pet Bundle. How old is your kid? I honestly wish that more authors would write like Oliver does; even if they aren’t strictly children’s story writers like Oliver.

I thought the characterisation was of a similar style to Lemony Snicket; it’s a style that really stands out and makes it clear that this a children’s book and not a young adult book. I guess I miss the in-between, the borderline that gives dimension to the world. Lauren Oliver did a really great job in her second book.

Po and Bundle are dark ghosts who are attracted to Liesl’s drawings and Will is liwsl orphaned alchemist’s apprentice who is attracted to her face at the attic window. I wish I had read it in the fall or winter. It is then that she meets a lonely ghost named Po, who lives on the Other Side. Sign in or join to save for later.

I definitely wanted this book to be at least 4 stars and even convinced myself at certain points that it was far better than I actually found it to be.


Po’s referred to as “IT” and it’s interesting to see things from his perspective. Gray also uses an empty coffee container. How was Po a good friend to Liesl?

I lxuren love and hate books that do this to me, and most of the time if a book evokes this kind of reaction then I can’t help but give it the full five stars. Thank you all for joining me in this little chat. The book covers multiple topics all in one in a way that middle grade readers will be able to understand and appreciate. The prose is breathtakingly beautiful and absolutely delightful.

This book was very charming and I’m quite impressed with Oliver.

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver – review

After all, the bending of realities is not sooo egregious, and the elements of fantasy are so beautifully delivered that every piece seems to fit exactly in its proper place. Liesl’s father has recently died and she feels more lonely than ever. She was truly very strong, but also a bit nutty which more than one character remarks upon. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.

Of course it helps that the author has a way with words. HarperCollins Children’s Books Publication date: Paranormal ’80s classic has some scares, innuendo. I absolutely loved all of Leisels, Po and Williams adventures because t Recommended to Jim by: The characters, the magic, the heartfelt moments were sufficient enough. As the three set off on their journey they will face countless obstacles; particularly people who have other motives.

One fateful night, Will makes a dreadful mix-up that will lead these two orphans to cross paths. But they never transcend beyond the standards. I sure as hell got a little misty-eyed by the end of this amazing little tale so, yes, have a couple of tissues to dab your eyes.


Now, the part where I get to brag and talk about funny things in my ARCs. Could an year-old girl read this? Not to mention, this little experiment has a frightening lack of controls.

I can imagine this story being purchased by Disney, or Pixar, at any moment. I found them to be very brave and strong. When this couldn’t be decided on, Po was referred to as it. This is not something I can personally decided for every reader, but I did want to make note of this. There’s so much wanting and wishing ; some grand, some mischievous and some devastatingly simple. Inwardly, Augusta trembled with excitement.

Liesl & Po Book Review

I admire that Olivsr has decided to let this book stand for itself. Over the past few months Po had seen a dim light appear at the edges of its consciousness at the same time every night, and next to that light was a living one, a girl; and in in the glow of that light the living girl made oliiver. Jun 16, Jay G rated it it was ok. Coincidences; mix-ups; harmless mistakes and switches.

Amd accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable. How did they help each other? What I dislike about this book: However, there were a few times in my copy where Po was referred to as a he before the ending.

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