The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing Review

Sylvie had an amazing life, but she didn't get to live it very often.

Sylvie has been a twelve-year-old princess for more than eighty years, ever since the book she lives in was first printed. She's the heroine, and her story is exciting -- but that's the trouble. Her story is always exciting in the same way. Sylvie longs to get away and explore the world outside the confines of her book.

When she breaks the cardinal rule of all storybook characters and looks up at the Reader, Sylvie begins a journey that not even she could have anticipated. And what she accomplishes goes beyond any great good thing she could have imagined...

Title:The Great Good Thing
Edition Language:English

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    The Great Good Thing Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    Sylvie had an amazing life, but she didn't get to live it very often. Sylvie is (quite literally) a character. She's a princess. A daring-and-dashing heroine. And, most importantly, she's BORED. She...

  • Bitchin' Reads

    Surprise! I finished my first 2018 read on the first day of the year!This is a cute, sweet story. A refreshing, clever and fantastical take on what happens to book characters and how stories are creat...

  • rivka

    Great premise, and a wonderful beginning.However, after that it wanders hither and yon, an interesting character and a clever notion in search of a plot. They never really find one.Pre-teens may enjoy...

  • Ashlee Willis

    I am going to admit that by the time I got mere pages into this book I had become quite depressed. At the time I read it (a year or two ago) I was well into the later drafts of my OWN book, The Word C...

  • Greg Kerestan

    I vividly remember being sick with a terrible fever during Christmas break back in fourth grade, and cracking this book (a Christmas present from a teacher) on the couch as I rode out my light-headedn...

  • booklady

    The Great Good Thing is the title of the book, the storybook within the book and the deepest desire of the story’s main character, Princess Sylvie, to do some ‘great good thing’. We read this de...

  • Mandy

    Such an adorable little book! The world was fantastic, and it was such a breeze to read. ...

  • Chelsea

    4 STARS...

  • Jean O'Shea

    Twelve-year-old Princess Sylvie's storybook kingdom really is a storybook, where nothing ever changes, even the character's mad scramble to reach their places whenever the book is opened, until Sylvie...

  • Paola (A Novel Idea)

    Originally posted at A Novel Idea ReviewsRating: 3.5/5When the book is opened, everyone must scramble to their places and everyone must remember their lines. But the first rule, and decidedly the most...