What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the WorldWhat We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World by Henry Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I saw this book and read the title, I knew it was either going to be really good, or really bad. I was happy to discover that this book is awesome.
The story follows three friends: River, our protagonist, Freak, and Fiona. They live in a town where a few hundred acres were turned into a wasteland because of a coal-seam fire. Little do they know that it’s part of a grand scheme that is a threat to their lives.
The adventure begins when the three friends discover a sofa at their bus stop. Inside the cushions of the sofa, they find a zucchini-colored crayon. Which is apparently very rare and precious to those who care about such things. You wouldn’t think a little crayon would cause any trouble, but, believe me, this one does.
One of the things I loved about this book was the creativity. There are so many books that begin with a strong concept and then fizzle out in the middle. This novel constantly throws something new at the reader. The writing is full of personality and witty dialogue that made me smile. There is a careful balance of humor and suspense that makes for a very entertaining read.

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