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  1. Tasha Robinson Tasha Robinson says:

    Here s one that s been sitting on my shelves for a literal decade, waiting for me to get around to it I m not entirely sure what kind of tone Kit Reed was going for here, in her first YA book maybe something in the Roald Dahl vein That s certainly where it goes by the end, with the characters turning into big, broad, flaily cartoons, and the prose filling up with exclamation points It s a fun premise a giant mega mall that s taken over an entire town, and is disappearing the locals one by Here s one that s been sitting on my shelves for a literal decade, waiting for me to get around to it I m not entirely sure what kind of tone Kit Reed was going for here, in her first YA book maybe something in the Roald Dahl vein That s certainly where it goes by the end, with the characters turning into big, broad, flaily cartoons, and the prose filling up with exclamation points It s a fun premise a giant mega mall that s taken over an entire town, and is disappearing the locals one by one, leaving their children to form secret gangs surreptitiously living in the mall, Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler style But the book ramps up very quickly to a wild, comedic degree, then ends by setting up a sequel that unfortunately didn t happen before Reed s death, which leaves the whole thing a bit flat


  2. Margaret Margaret says:

    Jule Devereaux has been trapped for the night inside the WhirlyFunRide in the gigantic Castertown MegaMall, after she quarreled with her aunt and then her aunt disappeared, just as her parents did years ago As Jule is about to find out, the mall is muchthan it seems, and during the night, it is ruled by gangs of children, abandoned children and runaways who live in secret places in the mall Or perhaps the children don t really rule here perhaps the true ruler is the sinister billionaire Jule Devereaux has been trapped for the night inside the WhirlyFunRide in the gigantic Castertown MegaMall, after she quarreled with her aunt and then her aunt disappeared, just as her parents did years ago As Jule is about to find out, the mall is muchthan it seems, and during the night, it is ruled by gangs of children, abandoned children and runaways who live in secret places in the mall Or perhaps the children don t really rule here perhaps the true ruler is the sinister billionaire Amos Zozz, who runs Castertown and the mall and has his own secret plans.The setting is intriguing, and I liked the complex interactions of the different groups within the mall the children s gangs, Jule the newbie, Zozz the great and powerful and his daughter Isabella, the corporate Zozzco employees, and the mysterious outsider Lance The social commentary, about the dangers of capitalism and the ethical treatment of people, is a little unsubtle, and Zozz himself was so over the edge that I found him unbelievable Yet the plot is sufficiently tense and fast paced that I was absorbed to the end I d be interested to know if there s to be a sequel, since some plot threads are left hanging


  3. Aura Aura says:

    This book gets 5 stars for the creative premise, 3 for style when it s not being insufferably condescending , and 1 for its repugnant conclusions Don t feel bad for homeless kids, they love the freedom Foster homes are full of terrible people anyway Parents are a luxury not a necessity Everyone everywhere are basically greedy sociopaths Ugh.The biggest failure is that the main characters are passive observers in the climax rather than driving it or even participating Everything is solve This book gets 5 stars for the creative premise, 3 for style when it s not being insufferably condescending , and 1 for its repugnant conclusions Don t feel bad for homeless kids, they love the freedom Foster homes are full of terrible people anyway Parents are a luxury not a necessity Everyone everywhere are basically greedy sociopaths Ugh.The biggest failure is that the main characters are passive observers in the climax rather than driving it or even participating Everything is solved inasmuch as the sequel bait ending resolves almost nothing by the actions of a secondary character In fact the removal of the two main characters would affect almost nothing except to maybe slow down the time line The plot and resolution would be exactly the same.The Night Children is captivating at the start but between the completely superfluous main characters and the manifesto masquerading as an epilogue this book was a huge disappointment


  4. Kate Coombs Kate Coombs says:

    This is the futuristic tale of a town consumed by a mega mall It s like the mega mall is possessed by the aliens from The Matrix Instead, it s run by a man who longs to avenge himself against humanity But really, the story is mostly about a girl named Jule whose aunt disappears Jule goes to the mall and falls in with a bunch of lost children who inhabit the vast complex, avoiding the security cameras and dining on leftovers from the food court This part of the plot is actually farin This is the futuristic tale of a town consumed by a mega mall It s like the mega mall is possessed by the aliens from The Matrix Instead, it s run by a man who longs to avenge himself against humanity But really, the story is mostly about a girl named Jule whose aunt disappears Jule goes to the mall and falls in with a bunch of lost children who inhabit the vast complex, avoiding the security cameras and dining on leftovers from the food court This part of the plot is actually farinteresting than the reasons behind the mall owner s hatred of children, or the identity of the mysterious loner who helps the kids So yeah, the book is uneven, and possibly the moral is just the tiniest bit heavy handed, but The Night Children is stilloriginal than a lot of what s out there these days, and not a bad read


  5. Dawn Dawn says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Great interesting idea, but not good fantasy or realistic No character development characters are poor children, little Doakie brave insert name evil cartoony boss and not in a good way The story falls apart Don t know any of the characters and am told everything about them.


  6. JW JW says:

    A book about feral children in a mega mall and the crazy guy who owns it It s I don t know how to describe it It s probably a children s book, maybe YA but it lacks any real grit This is a good tool to decide if someone s ready for a book with real intensity.


  7. Andrea Cleland Andrea Cleland says:

    This book had so much promise but fell totally short.


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    The third person narrator and totally unrealistic plot really annoyed me I skimmed the ending and was unsatisfied.


  9. Hayley Hayley says:

    Readalike Secrets of the Shopping Mall by Richard Peck


  10. Caedy Eries Caedy Eries says:

    I wasn t entirely sure about this book The cover caught my attention and I m quite pleased that I ve read it


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The Night Children ❰PDF❯ ❤ The Night Children Author Kit Reed – Thomashillier.co.uk Inside the Castertown MegaMall, the biggest mall in the world, live the night children runaways, abandoned kids, kids who got lost and were never found They only come out at night, after all the shopp Inside the Castertown MegaMall, the biggest mall in the world, live The Night Children runaways, abandoned kids, kids who got lost and were never found They only come out at night, after all The Night ePUB ½ the shoppers are goneWhen thirteen year old Jule Devereaux visits the mall after the mysterious disappearance of her aunt, she becomes a pawn in the war between two gangs of night children the Castertown Crazies, led by the stalwart Tick Stiles, and the Dingos, whose leader is the batty Burt Arno What The Night Children don t realize is that the megalomaniacal owner of the MegaMall, billionaire Amos Zozz, knows all about them To him, they are vermin rats living in his beautiful mall and he has plans to exterminate them Julie, Tick, and Burt must join forces if they want to survive.

    The Night Children PDF ¹ The Night ePUB ½ Zozz, knows all about them To him, they are vermin rats living in his beautiful mall and he has plans to exterminate them Julie, Tick, and Burt must join forces if they want to survive."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • The Night Children
  • Kit Reed
  • English
  • 06 June 2017
  • 076532038X

About the Author: Kit Reed

Kit Reed was an American author of both speculative fiction and literary fiction, as well as psychological thrillers under the pseudonym Kit CraigHer best of collection, The Story Until Now, A Great The Night ePUB ½ Big Book of Stories was a Shirley Jackson Award nominee A Guggenheim fellow, she was the first American recipient of an international literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation She s had stories in, among others, The Yale Review, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Omni and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Literature Her books Weird Women, Wired Women and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse were finalists for the Tiptree Prize A member of the board of the Authors League Fund, she served as Resident Writer at Wesleyan University.