100 Cupboards

100 Cupboards

Book - 2011
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Readers who love Percy Jackson, the Unwanteds, and Beyonders will discover that 100 cupboards mean 100 opportunities for adventure! The bestselling and highly acclaimed 100 Cupboards series starts here.

What dangers are locked behind the cupboard doors? Henry isn't brave, but when he hears a thumping and scratching on the other side of his bedroom wall, he can't ignore it. He scrapes off the plaster and discovers mysterious doors--cupboards of all different shapes and sizes. Through one he sees a glowing room and a man strolling back and forth. Through another he sees only darkness and feels the cold sense that something isn't right. When his cousin Henrietta boldly travels into the worlds beyond the cupboards, it's up to Henry to follow her. Now that he's opened the doors, can he keep the evil inside from coming through?

"A must-read series." -- The Washington Post
Publisher: New York : Bluefire, 2011, c2007
Edition: 1st Bluefire ed
ISBN: 9780375838828
Branch Call Number: J WIL
Characteristics: 289 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Alternative Title: One hundred cupboards

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AlieGrace
Sep 08, 2018

I would not recommend this book.

I really enjoyed the premise of this book, unfortunately it fell flat in many areas and felt full of needless tropes of children's mystery/fantasy fiction. There is nothing specifically wrong with the book it just comes across as very underwhelming. Out of the long list of children's novels I have read this summer it is one of the weakest by far.

Instead of 100 Cupboards I recommend The Golden Hour, The Battle for the Castle, Mouseheart, or Dragonrider. All of these touch on similar aspects to 100 Cupboards but are much stronger as an entire book.

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Tabaqui
Jan 03, 2017

I started this book with high expectations, having just finished The Legend of Sam Miracle, and was mostly satisfied. 100 Cupboards was enjoyable, but not quite as riveting. However, it was still a very well written book, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

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Chickenzilla
May 08, 2016

Man, I love this book. I love it a lot, but if you think this book is good, read his Ashtown Burials series. It's even BETTER! I love how Henry kinda begins to come out of his shell a bit, and try new stuff!

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Love_Legolas_111
Apr 17, 2014

THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!! Oh my goodness, it's so unique and magical and just NEW, in my opinion. I mean, sure sure, there's bee magical DOORS before (e.g., Narnia, and technically that was a wardrobe), but who ever thought of magic CUPBOARDS!?!? As I've heard from someone else somewhere before, don't let the title fool you. This book has plot, action, humor, great writing, and great characters. Like previous reviews, the beginning is rather slow, so it took me a while to really get addicted to the book, but it really starts to get good as you progress. I was recommended this book by our library because they said that someone had told them that the writing style was a bit like Dianna Wynne Jones (who, if you have not read, you are missing something INSANELY GOOD, and if you HAVE read something by her...IT HAD BETTER BE HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE BECAUSE THAT BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!), so I was interested in reading it. The main character (Henry) is likable and I felt for him at the beginning. I'll admit that Henrietta REALLY ANNOYS ME, but I got over it by the end. It's so interesting, that once you read the first book, you have to read the other two!!! I'M GOING TO DO THAT!!!! BUT FIRST, READ THIS YOURSELF!!! And, while you're at it, check out Dianna Wynne Jones. BEST. AUTHOR. EVER. HANDS DOWN. PERIOD. EXCLAMATION POINT.

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toniw
Jul 18, 2012

This was at times very spooky, but mostly just mysterious. It had the "magical orphan" archetype as the main character.

Malone00 Jun 07, 2012

Looks good!

henry02 Jul 09, 2011

The first book in the 100 Cupboards trilogy. I've read it 5+ times already. The beginning is a little slow action-wise, but N.D. Wilson makes up for it by creating incredibly compelling (and often hilarious) characters. A great set-up for one of my favorite fantasy series of all time.

TJBookworm Jun 27, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. It starts slow in order to inform the reader of what is going on, but the climax and the ending are really good. By the end, I was ready to read the next book. The characters are all very interesting, and I really enjoyed the writing style. I'll be reading the series.

lchen_13 Oct 10, 2010

time travel, adventure

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Aug 22, 2018

jasdeept2008 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 8

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Apr 17, 2014

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Nov 24, 2013

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