The Gateway (Leven Thumps) [Obert Skye] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. WELCOME TO FOO. Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps (a.k.a. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This imaginative and entertaining young adult Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by [Skye, Obert]. This imaginative and entertaining young adult fantasy novel successfully depicts an unusual boy’s coming of age. Oklahoma orphan teen Leven Thumps has a.

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I can see why middle schoo I read this book because my son really liked it.

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Part of Leven Thumps. I’m really not sure how I feel about this, it felt slow and agonizing to read, every time I opened the book and read hte few pages I fell asleep.

Parents need to know that there is some mild fantasy violence here: It’s full of great characters and plenty of laughs.

Obert Skye was born on a stormy night in the back of a fast-moving taxi, in the middle of the week during an average-length year.

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps, book 1) by Obert Skye

By comparison, adults being ludicrously bad and gloriously inept to the point of silliness was an ongoing theme in A Series of Unfortunate Events, but it was done in the best way possible; the worst adults were after money or feedin I’m unsure if I want to fully DNF this or just came back at a later time. The author isn’t supposed to make commentary on their characters during the story granted, it worked in series of unfortunate events, but that was a different series.

So evil and selfish are his desires that the very shadows he casts seek to flee him, giving him the ability to send his dark castoffs down through the dreams of men so he can view and mess with reality.


Continue reading Show less. Honestly, whenever they encountered an impossible situation, Geth would just remind everyone that fate would help and so everyone just kind of waited around until fate stepped in.

He is a wisecracking sycophant from Foo, sent to look after Leven, who is his burn master. The author isn’t supposed to make commentary on their charact Originally, I thought this book was going to be better than it actually was. Clover is a companion called a sarccagophus or something [s] 4 23 Aug 24, Her pale skin and willowy cloths give her the appearance of a shy spirit.

Everything interesting about h Oh, man. My son 12 read the Fablehaven series which was a gift to him from his grandmother. Is it any good? Sabine is the darkest and most selfish being in Foo. Adult Written by adriangalltier June 3, The story takes place in two places, one is Foo and the other is in lsven.

This just gave me all my childhood feels again! I’ll start with the plot. The Wrath of Ezra Leven Thumps. Share your thoughts with other customers. Retrieved from ” https: The dream world of Foo is threatened by the dark Sabine and his shadowy minions.

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps, Book 1)

Oct 15, Katty rated it it was ok. It also just felt like everything in his magic was contrived, gafeway like he just decided “oh this would be fun let’s do that” with no throught for consistency etc. Everything interesting levven him begins and ends with his name.


Winter struggles just to figure out what her purpose is. And I can judge by that standerd, worte the same way when I was twelve.

You will immediately want to read the sequel. Books by Obert Skye. The entire thing came off really forced and self-conscious, and the characters and settings seriously lacked depth, especially all of the adults and other goo types, who are basically caricatures with no motivation to be how they are and therefore no realism.

This book doesn’t seem to be consistent in its rules at all. An orphan raised by a mean, fat aunt and uncle, a house-elf creature that does your bidding, the revelation of “who you really are” on your birthday, a wise “wizard” to guide you View all 3 comments.

He also likes the beach. The humo Reading the back and looking at the really neat cover, this book had a lot of potential, but it really fell short. For instance, when they run out of ground, Winter just uses her powers leveb makes water turn to ice, so that they can go on with their journey to Germany.

Like another reviewer, I was disappointed, it feels like a Harry Potter knock off. Sep 22, Damian Smith rated it it thhumps amazing. I have mixed feelings about this book and the series in general. There was nothing special about her until her teacher bullied her and she could suddenly turn things to ice. This is very similar to the Harry Potter stories– but not as good.