Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

By Karen Foxlee

Dec 20, 2013 | Reviewed by TFK Kid Reporter Grace Clark

Genre: Fantasy

Number of Pages: 240

What’s the basic story line?

Ophelia believes only in things that can be proven scientifically. After her mother passes away, Ophelia moves with her dad and her sister to a strange city where it never stops snowing. At the museum where her father works, she discovers a boy with no name who has been locked away for 75 years. She must help the boy defeat the Snow Queen before the Wintertide Clock chimes and the Snow Queen freezes the world. Along the way, Ophelia learns how to believe in things she cannot see, and she overcomes her fears.

Are the characters believable?

The book is a fantasy, so its premise is not realistic. However, if you accept the premise, Ophelia is quite believable. Ophelia is like most kids. She has fears, but she has courage hidden deep down inside her.

Who would like this book?

People who like fairy tales would enjoy this book because it is similar to a fairy tale.