The forgotten door

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The Forgotten Door This book was about a 12-year-old boy, named Jon who fell through a magical door that transferred him to another world. When he fell through the door he hit his head on the rock floor of a cave, which caused him to lose his memory. He could not even remember his own name or how old he was. When he managed to walk out of the cave he saw a doe and followed it until he heard someone yell at him, it was Mr. Gilby. Mr. Gilby said, "Devil take you." "You ruined my aim!" "What you doing in my field?" Mr. Gilby got really angry with the boy for causing him to miss shooting his dinner, but it was illegal to hunt anyway.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilby pulled Jon up to their truck and yelled at him for being on their property, but they would not let Jon talk and tell his part of the story.

Jon squirmed away, ran like the wind, and jumped over a high fence; Mr. and Mrs. Gilby were amazed. He ran for awhile until he came to a cliff that went down to a road. When he started going down the cliff he slipped and the next thing he knew he was lying down in the middle of the road. A family named the Beans drove down the road and picked him up. They took him back to their house and fed him and took care of him until he was better. Eventually Jon remembered his name, but he didn't know anything else.

Later the Gilbys came over to the Beans house and asked if they knew where Jon was, but the Beans hid him and the Gilbys never knew. Jon was kept in hiding until the Gilbys found a pair of boots that they thought they had seen before on Jon. Jon was caught and accused of many things like theft, trespassing, and vandalism. He really did none of those things except trespassing, which he did not know he was doing. Later on the whole town found out that Jon could read minds and use it to an advantage. Now everyone was after this boy including the army.

At the end of the book the magical door opens and Jon and the Beans go back to Jon's land. I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. It sounded like a book that would not be very good but I gave it a chance. It ended up being a pretty good book it was one that I did not judge by the cover. I liked this book because it was suspenseful. It was suspenseful because the author left you hanging at the end of the chapter and you would never know what would happen next. It wasn't my favorite book, but I did like it. I realized that is was a fantasy right from the beginning because of how he fell through the warping door. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy books.