By Luke Wintersen
Published: April 3, 2014.
Idoru is a fairy tale for parents to read to middle-graders and younger kids at bedtime, or for older middle-graders to read on their own. The protagonist, Slip Yam, would get along famously with Tom Sawyer and Peter Pan. He’s small enough to ride on the backs of butterflies, but his imagination is big enough for ten average boys. His real adventure begins when he befriends Idoru, a female fairy.