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This is the third and final book of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy. This, more than any other, was my favorite. It nearly moved me to tears. Pullman has taken on a risky subject, especially for a children's book. We gather that he has taken the very real dishonesty and cruelty of the Catholic church and made a fictional tale around what has become of heaven as a result of this treachery. He doesn't completely discredit religion, nor completely embrace one. Instead, Pullman offers the idea that the church and its resulting constraints on living have enslaved whatever God and heaven once existed. (Pretty heavy stuff for pre-teens.) I absolutely loved these books, though I'm forgiving moments of poor writing for such an inventive and clever story. I really don't think these books are suited for children, but perhaps very mature young adults.