Above ground for two years, Toby, the boy created by scientists and given the ears of a rabbit—and other strange accouterments—sees a light fall from the sky. Curious, Toby goes in search of the source of the light, but there is someone else seeking it; someone who will go to any lengths to obtain the power the light represents.
The Further Adventures of Toby the Trilby by Angela Castillo is the second book in the adventures of the strange little boy who wonders about the existence of his own soul, and in his quest, answers that question for many others. Beautiful descriptions and engaging situations make this a perfect book for young teens, or even younger readers; providing wonderful life lessons without preaching or overtly instructing.
Toby is an endearing and engaging character that even adults will identify with. I give this book four stars.
Toby is a 12-year-old boy who was created in a bunker by a group of scientists who accidentally gave him ears and a tail. They call him a Trilby. He’s not sure what he is; does he have a soul, what does the sun look like, and is there anyone outside the bunker.
The Amazing Adventures of Toby the Trilby by Angela Castillo is a heartwarming tale that will appeal to readers of all ages, although it’s intended for teens and young adults. The author’s descriptions, setting and characters, as Toby sets out on the adventure of his young life, will make you think about the meaning of life in ways you probably never thought possible.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it five stars.