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morpheus road book coverReviewed by Melanie K.

Marshall Seaver likes sketching pictures for graphic novels. The only problem is that he only seems to be able to sketch the same character over and over again. He repeatedly draws a skeleton with long spider-like fingers and hollow eyes and has not even come up with any stories about the strange “person”.

Marshall’s best friend, Cooper Foley, seemed to have grown up and moved on without him. He was no longer interested in building rockets and camping alongside Marshall. Instead, Cooper became occupied with girls and got in trouble for selling fake tickets.

Cooper’s parents take him to their lake house for the summer and things start happening to Marshall. He dreams of the Gravedigger, the name he has given to the sketch he just cannot seem to stop drawing. Stranger and stranger events start occurring and he begins to wonder if these things are real or if he is going crazy. Scared out of his mind, he convinces Cooper’s sister, Sydney, to take him to the lake house so that he can talk with his best friend, only to find out that Cooper has gone missing. As Marshall tries to help locate his missing friend, he becomes further convinced that the Gravedigger is real and is behind the disappearance.

The Light (Morpheus Road) was a very enjoyable, fast paced book. While geared toward young adults, it makes for a thoroughly entertaining read for adults as well. The characters are believable and the story stays on the point without branching off in different directions. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and fairly quick read.

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