Ron, a teenage runaway, comes of age among the punk elves and humans of Bordertown, a run-down city on the border between the real world and the magic . When Ron runs away, he ends up in Bordertown, a grim city that lies between the real world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk. Ron, a human runaway searching for his brother, joins the denizens of Castle Pup, lands a job at Elsewhere–the strangest bookstore in two worlds–and.

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Ron says he’s looking for his brother Tony, but–as he enters Castle Pup under the wing of the unreliable half-breed Mooner and then finds himself a weapon of revenge against the woman who owns the bookstore elsedhere Elsewhere–we learn that Tony only meant to come to Bordertown.

Borderland novelWolfboy book 1 Members. What follows is a story not dissimilar to most modern stories about runaways, with real life themes being overwritten by the introduction of Elves, magic and the oddly named characters fantasy writers can’t get enough of. I am looking forward to reading more I had a little trouble getting into this book, but I would guess that it was because there are a number of books in the ‘Borderland’ series that come prior to this book.

Shetterly popularized the term ” social justice warriors ” [6] in in his blog “Social Justice Warriors: I’ve read it before too, but heck if I can remember what it was about. Jan 19, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a quick read, and not an unpleasant one, but also not very memorable.

Still, it might have been a five, once. I still like it now, except that I had a great deal more difficulty following it this time around. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. That being said, I did enjoy the overall story and am looking forward to the next book if only to learn more about Florida, she was my favorite.


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By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. I laughed out loud many times while reading it, from plot twists and turns of phrase that were just plain funny. I’m definitely going to read more books from this world, and hopefully they will be as engaging and escapist as Elsewhere.

Soon after arriving in Bordertown Ron joins a group of homeless kids living in a squat. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Willl maybe I just missed something this time around.

Add elsewherw Your books. I can’t remember where or what it was called, but I now understand how future-Ron became who he was by that time. What an imaginative story, well-told, and written for the literate.

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Human teen Ron travels to Bordertown, a place where the human world and Faerie mingle, attracting the lost souls and wanderers of both worlds. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Shetterly imagines urban magic in a wonderful manner.

Elsewhere follows a teenage runaway Ron as he travels to the Borderlands between The World and Faerie in search of his elder brother Tony.

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And not everyone is so eager to accept the results of the democratic process I read this one for Tim-and-Danielle Read Together Recommended Faerie books In a world full of elves, magic, werewolves, and bikers gangs, Ron struggles to find himself. I first read this book about fifteen years ago elsewhree I remember liking it very much.


elsewhdre I could say pretty much the same thing about the characters, too. Jan 13, Matt rated it really liked it Recommended to Matt by: Elves on motorcycles, magic at dance clubs, werewolfs staffing used bookstores- I was hooked. Not far in the future, Faerie returns to the sight of man while a once-conservative human city becomes Bordertown, where young elves and humans alike escape their various homes and rules.

Archived from the original on The dialogue was really awkward a lot of the time and I wasn’t sure why the characters talked the way they did; the main character was alright, but kind of rude and I never understood his reasons for doing things; also, I felt that a lot of things Ron thought were pretty vague and meant to give hints to the reader, but I just failed to figure out what they were.

I enjoyed the part of the book when Ron acclimates to Bordertown and learns what it’s like there. I had a hard time getting into this one, mostly because the main character is a brat and, like with many fantasy novels, I had a hard time getting into the world and getting used to the many characters.

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It seems to be lasting a super long time, but so did vampires and we’re starting to move past them. I liked sheterly world perhaps better than the characters, but they were pretty good too.