Book: The House in the Cerulean Sea
Author: T.J. Klune
My Rating: 5 STARS
The House in the Cerulean Sea is such a uniquely whimsical book that makes you fall more in love with it as you turn each page. The book starts off with Linus Baker, an everyday person working an everyday job. You see the basic ins and outs of his life whilst also getting a feel for the world. It’s a contemporary setting but magical beings and people with magical powers are known to exist in society and are monitored by the place where Linus works. Linus is a caseworker who gets sent out to investigate different orphanages that are home to magical children.
I truly began to love this book when Linus goes to the house in the cerulean sea. I loved reading about Linus meeting the children and I loved finding out more of their personalities as the book went on. I really liked Linus’ and Arthur’ relationship and how they slowly come to understand each other.
I didn’t expect this book to be as deeply profound with its themes as it was and that was what I loved most about it. The focus on these magical children who have all been hurt in the past by the actions and judgments of other people and are now trying to be happy and heal was so wonderfully written and I loved it. I loved how Linus’ character grew over the course of the book and I really enjoyed reading about not only the affect he has on the children but also the affect they have on him.
Overall I loved this book especially when Linus meets the children and Arthur and I thought the writing and morals of the story were amazing, I think it’s a great book for all ages.