Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo was a runaway bestseller! In book one, tens of thousands of fantasy readers were introduced to Foo — the fantastic realm that allows mankind to hope and dream. Now, Foo fans from across the country can continue the adventure with Leven, Winter, Clover, and Geth. Book two promises to be even more suspenseful, with a whispered secret that will take your breath away!After escaping a deranged dream-master and destroying the hidden gateway, Leven Thumps and his band of travelers must now journey across Foo and restore Geth from his shape as a toothpick to the rightful king he once was. But Foo is still in chaos, and Leven must overcome several adversaries and survive the Swollen Forest in order to save his friends and keep hope alive. As fate would have it, nothing goes as planned, and even Geth begins to wonder if they will succeed. Bad goes to worse as Leven digs up a long buried secret- one that stalks him, determined to whisper a truth that could be deadly in the wrong hands. Through it all, Leven finds the courage to do what is right and continues to discover an inner strength and a power he never thought possible.
“Splendidly unpredictable plot twists. . . . [With] deliciously menacing monsters, equally delicious turns of phrase, and sly riffs on everything from pop music to Harry Potter, the author sends Leven Thumps and company on a long, strange trip, culminating in a literally explosive climax.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Excellent . . . palpable excitement and suspense. Kids and adults will enjoy this charming tale of good and evil.” — Publishers Weekly
“This rollicking, suavely told tale should captivate readers.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A little darker than the first but still very imaginative and some good messages to it.
A different kind of read but good, can't wait to read the rest.
If you have read the first book, you should enjoy this book even more. The characters and plot that took so long to set up are now easy to follow. The book is enjoyable. It is a bit dark at times, but not too much for teens. 3 1/2 Stars.