Neil Gaiman created a fantastic story that both children and adults can enjoy. The context is filled with figurative language that brings the characters and scenes to life. The author metaphorically paints the character’s emotions. The dialogue is believable, and the context is simple to read.
A middle aged man returns to his home neighborhood. Here, he reflects on his childhood where he grew up. He was an imaginative and intelligent boy, who although was raised with two parents and a sister, found himself alone most of the time. Then one day he met Lettie, an equally imaginative and intelligent girl, who was also very mysterious.
Lettie lives with her mother and grandmother, who the narrator soon learns are as special as Lettie. She leads him to a pond behind her home, which she calls her ocean. Immediately, the narrator and readers are introduced to Lettie’s world. As the story progresses, the author brings more of the fantastical elements from Lettie and her families world to the pages. It is really a good mystery, and I plan to leave it that way and encourage you to read and interpret the literature for yourself.