Re:Dark is Rising/Seeker
- I read "The Dark Is Rising" because I had a goal to
read every Newbery Medal winner. I really liked the
book and had no problem understanding what was going
on. I had not, nor have I yet read "Under Sea, Under
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My kids both bogged down in Under Sea, Over Stone. They quit after a few chapters. Both, however, read and enjoyed The Dark is Rising. Personally, I started the series with The Gray King when I went through a Newberry kick many years ago. I had no idea at the time that it was #5 in a series! I think each of them do stand alone, but there is some benefit from having read them chronologically. Benefit , yes…..necessary? No, I don’t think so.