About a month ago, I read The Apothecary by Maile Meloy. I had been wanting to read it, but I didn’t have enough time. I finally got around to it, and I’m glad I did. It was an AMAZING book. Spectacular description, and it kept you going the whole way. Each chapter had a meaning, and if you removed one of the chapters, the whole book would fall apart. I’m just going to put the summary from Goodreads.
It’s 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows—a fascinating boy who’s not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin’s father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary’s sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies—Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.
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READ IT! I gave it 5 stars. 🙂