"And, given the meandering quality of storytelling—especially when the more titillating parts are cut short and replaced with flashbacks from Phil's troubled history—only the most determined teen reader will make it to the end, but not necessarily without reward. (Fiction. YA)"
In this hazy, fairytale-like, tome-sized import from Germany, 17-year-old Phil shares a secluded, run-down castle with his outcast mom and estranged twin sister.
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