When Charlotte walks into the shop tucked into the alley she is hoping to buy trinkets for her friends from her beach vacation. She doesn't expect the strange encounter she has with the shopkeeper, but she is thrilled with the ancient looking snow globe that he gives her. Best of all it didn't cost her anything. All she had to do was agree to tell the truth! Everything changes when she looks into the glowing orb and finds herself transported to a different realm. Danger lurks around each corner and all she knows is that she is far from home. Charlotte has to put her trust in Middleton, an elf who finds her and offers to take her where it is safer for her. There she learns that there is only one way home and it will involve a treacherous journey. Making matters worse, Charlotte has lost her glowing orb. What will happen if it falls into the wrong hands? Will she be able to get back to her world without the globe? Is there any way to outsmart the evil forces that are after her and her companions? Does Charlotte have the courage to do what is necessary? Read this fantastic fantasy book to find out what happens!
Truth Teller by Kurt Chambers is a delightful story. I liked Charlotte because she is strong and inquisitive, which are two character traits that help her in the realm that she finds herself in. There are times when she complains, but who wouldn't! I was curious from the moment she walked into the odd shop, and I wasn't so sure Charlotte should accept the gift from the shopkeeper. Knowing she had to tell the truth made me nervous because people tell lots of white lies, and I didn't know what would happen to her if she wasn't honest. Since this book was written in the UK there were a few terms that I wasn't familiar with, but I could easily figure out what they meant as I read. The friends she meets are so kind and the scary beings are perfectly evil, which was a balance that kept me guessing. I think that kids in fourth grade through eighth grade would really like this book- and of course, older kids and adults would also find it to be an interesting read. Fantasy lovers will like traveling to a new world! This was a fun-filled adventure that kept me entertained and turning the pages. Although the book came to a satisfying conclusion, the end makes me think that Charlotte may be taking another trip back to the strange realm. I hope so, because I would love to read another book about her. This book just came out in print this month! Look at the amazing cover!
I was provided a copy of this book for free from the author for my honest review.