The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence
Ivy Sparrow never expected to find a whole city hidden beneath the streets of London – until she did. Whisked away in an uncommon suitcase, she soon finds herself on the streets of Lundinor, where ordinary objects like lemon squeezers and bells light up your house and give you directions. This book is unique because ordinary objects turn into something extraordinary, uncommon. What makes the objects uncommon is that when a person dies, occasionally a part of their soul gets stuck in an object, making it have magical, unusual uses. The other part of the soul gets turned into one of the many species of ghosts.
I don’t think people should read this if they can’t suspend their level of disbelief because it’s about souls and ghosts. Also, if you are religious or sensitive and this bothers you, then maybe don’t read this book. It has a few things you may not like, including ghosts, soul stuff, and the fact that Ivy’s parents are going to die if she can’t save them. But I think this book is wonderful! People have said this before, but The Crooked Sixpence reminds me of Harry Potter. The reason for this is that, just like Harry, Ivy is suddenly in this magical market in a magical world under London. This intriguing, exciting, mysterious book will hold you in Lundinor as long as you’re reading its pages.
Crown Books for Young Readers