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An entertaining, and much better than average . . .

  • Feb 14, 2007
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. . . fantasy/adventure story for teen readers.

I'll be honest. This is not the sort of book I typically read -- or review. But my 13-year-old daughter loved the book (and is almost finished with the sequel) and convinced me to spend some "down-time" reading the book.

I'm glad I did. The book contains adventure, just enough realism to be believable (yes, an adult does have to suspend belief at the basic premise -- but hey, it's for teens!) plenty of action and plenty of drama.

I won't include a re-hashing of the plot nor provide spoilers -- only a few comments.

While the "good" characters are good (yes, they have flaws, but they are essentially normal human failings, rather than tendencies toward evil) and while there are some despicably evil characters as well -- there are other characters about whom we are unsure -- and are likely to remain unsure until the final installment is written.

Sure, the character developments are not up to the level one would find in classic literature -- but that is not what this book is intended to be. In a day and age where much of what passes for young adult literature is c**p, this book was, for this reviewer, a delightful surprise.

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ISBN-10: 031615556X
Author: James Patterson

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