Anne Ursu, in “The Real Boy,” put the reader in little Oliver’s head. What a strange place to be. Oliver thinks he’s made of wood, and that’s how he sees the world. As a teacher for many years, I had students who acted the same way. I wish I’d had this book to suggest to parents who worried about these kids who break the mold. It’s fantasy about Oliver, a magician’s helper, who battles a larger-than-life monster.