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I have a question for all our readers out there. What would you do if a mysterious package appeared in your room? That is the question that Milo must face. Before we find out Milo’s decision, let’s learn about who he is. Milo is a mostly average boy. He goes to school, he lives in an apartment, and he likes........well, actually, he doesn’t like anything. Milo finds life a bore. Why learn? Why play? Nothing ever interests Milo, so he tries to rush through life as fast as he can.
Now, back to the mysterious package I mentioned. It appeared on one beautiful day, when Milo was feeling especially bored. The package was strange “....For, while it was not quite square, it was definitely not round....” and it caught Milo’s eye. A little blue envelope was attached that said “For Milo, who has plenty of time.” Little did Milo know then that he was about to go on the adventure of his life.
I recommend this book for any age. It has clean, good humor that appeals to anyone. I have heard that kids love it, adults love it, and so does anyone in between. When describing The Phantom Tollbooth, I would say that it is a cross between Alice in Wonderland, and Pilgrims Progress (which is an awesome combo). I truly think that anyone would love this book.