Wattpad. (Down World: Bk. 2). Dec. 2022. 352p. pap. $10.99. ISBN 9781990259265.
Gr 8 Up–In Down World, Marina started at a new school and discovered a door to alternate realities in the basement. Now she lives in a reality where her brother Robbie is alive, even while she can never share with anyone what’s really happened or what she’s lost. Marina and Christy are making plans for college and crushing on their history teacher Mr. Martel, who is more than he seems and shares a connection with Marina that pulls her back towards the doors. The confusion and lack of characterization that plagued the first installment are unfortunately not cleared up in the sequel.
VERDICT While the series has a fun dystopian premise, it ultimately fails to come together. Not recommended for purchase.

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