“In the Heart of the Dark Woods” is the third book in a series about people and events that occur in the town of Mattingly–more specifically the woods. This installment begins two years after “The Devil Walks in Mattingly” left off. Twelve year old Allie Ganderson is still grieving the loss of her mother who disappeared in the wild tornado winds. Her body was never recovered and Allie can’t rest not knowing what happened to her mother.
With her best friend, Zach, she goes off into the woods to look for her mother, and that is where I got lost–in boredom–just wishing the book would end. I wouldn’t even care how it ended.
The characters were not very likable. The story went on far too long and, though the book was fraught with meaning, it was too boring to enjoy.
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