During a bombing in London, the young Evelyn Hapwell hides in a shelter with her sister Philippa and her brother Jamie. Afraid of what’s happening, she wishes to be in another place. Her wish comes true and for a time they live in a place named the Woodlands, but they must return to this world and here is where the main story takes place.
Evelyn doesn’t feel part of this world. Her heart is a Woodland’s heart and she wants to return there. Besides, she doesn’t have Philippa’s support anymore. She was the one who helped her to adapt and stabilize. They took different paths after a disagreement, Phil went to study in USA and she hasn’t respond Ev’s letters.
They both will have to find their place in the world.
At the beginning, there were a lot of things that remembered me “The Chronicles of Narnia” and I didn’t like it, but as I continued with the story it became more interesting, different and better than I thought.
Philippa and Evelyn depended on one another. Phil thought her sister was her responsibility and Ev followed her sister’s lead even though sometimes she shouldn’t do it. Their relationship was harming them. They needed to be far to find themselves.
We all have weaknesses and strengths. This book talks about that and about how anyone can feel lost at some point. Personally, I liked Philippa more.
This story is a drama. I liked that in their own way, they never stopped having hope. I recommend it.