If I was a video blogger this post would be five minutes of me sighing contentedly and fondly clutching this book to my chest. There are lots of reasons to read: for information, to explore ideas, to learn about history, to laugh but my number one favorite reason will always be to get lost. I was hopelessly, wonderfully lost in Erin’s magical world about a circus that opens only at night. A place where the magic is real, rooted in love and threatened by hate. Like Jerry Maguire, Morgenstern had me at hello, after the first page I knew I was in for something different. I wanted to go to the circus! I could taste the hot chocolate, and hear the black and white tents billowing in the still night air. The book is not perfect. I found the end somewhat confusing and the time leaps problematic, but it is absolutely one of my favorite books I have read this year. Read it, and if you don’t like it don’t tell me because I’ll take out my magic wand to fix you.