In Other Lands

In Other Lands

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise), teenaged Elliott, a human transported to a fantasy world where he attends a school for warriors and diplomatic advisers, finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possbile.
Publisher: Easthampton, Mass. : Big Mouth House : Distributed to the trade by Consortium, [2017]
ISBN: 9781618731357
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jun 07, 2019

This book is actual genius. I'm pretty stubborn on my book choices, but I think it is now the best book I have ever read. It was so odd and different that I never knew what was going to happen, but it was always interesting and hilarious, and the characters were interesting and consistently true to themselves. The book would be in the middle of a funny bit and then randomly stab you with sadness, but in a good way.

Dec 26, 2018

The anti-Harry Potter. Elliot hates his magical schoolmates and sasses back incessantly. If you like sarcastic humor, mermaids, elves, and unlikely friendships, give this a try! --Rachel (for more of Rachel's suggestions, follow WoodneathRachel)

Aug 31, 2018

Absolutely brilliant - made me laugh (a *lot*) and cry (a few times). It’s not at all explicit (characters do have sex, but there are no details), so it’s fine for younger teens, but there’s plenty of depth in there to satisfy adult readers. Particularly well done is the way Brennan draws attention to gender stereotypes and their consequences.

Jul 07, 2018

What happens when an anti-social teenage boy is chosen to study at a magical school in another realm? Author Sarah Rees Brennan explores that question with the story of Elliot, a snarky, misanthropic young man with a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas. The book follows Elliot through his teen years, as he grudgingly makes a friend or two, falls in and out of love, and discovers that maybe he has a place after all. While the magical school calls up instant mental comparisons to Harry Potter, this is really closer to Rainbow Rowell's "Carry On" in feel, and the dialogue resembles an extended episode of "Firefly." If you like sarcastic wit, magical adventure, and unlikely teams, give this a try!

May 15, 2018

This is one of my favorite books now, and I can't believe I haven't heard more about it. A snarky bisexual and aggressive pacifist as the main character with a really great friend group he develops throughout the years. Elliot's wonder for all things knowledge base and not violence based is so so refreshing. I love how this book makes one thing of commonplace violence, gender stereotypes, assumptions of sexuality and ignorance towards groups of people unlike one's self. It was such a roller coaster from start to finish and I truly loved Elliot's narrative with all my heart. I think anyone interested in fantasy and making commentary on the genre in a hilarious way should read this book.


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