The House With a Clock in Its' Walls (1973)

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We are only a couple of weeks away from the cinematic adaption of The House with a Clock in its’ Walls. Before the clock starts for the theater, journey back with us to the film’s source material, the 1973 book of the same name. We’re diving in deep to this book but if you guys have read this book, what did you think of this book? Make sure you guys let us know in the comments below.



When you’re young, you tend to have a better sense of wonder. This book is full of wonder and magic. We’re jumping in to the deep of it. Given its’ target audience though, some of the magic may come across a bit darker. Again, let us know in the comments what’s the coolest magic trick you have ever seen?


A big portion of this book’s main character, Lewis, deals with bullying. We are a podcast that jumps deal into the topics that could drive someone to suicide. Going untreated or quiet can definitely cause a bully victim to a means of suicide or self-harm. To find out more information on bullying, please click here. To get resources for bullying, click here. If you see something, please say something.

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