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Patrick Ness reviews Wildwood.

“Wildwood is often slow, particularly for a book this long, and occasionally – as on page nine – there’ll be three uses of “suddenly” in a single paragraph. But these are mitigated by the sense of a storyteller truly wanting to spin a tale, not a dilettante wanting to dabble. With fun illustrations by Meloy’s wife Carson Ellis, there are more Wildwood books to come, and though I hope they’re pruned and tended a bit more closely, Meloy has taken his audience seriously and produced a book built for sharing and reading aloud.”