Saturday, January 15, 2011

Review: Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz, #1)Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yet another great book by one of my favorite authors, Brandon Sanderson. In my quest to read everything he's written I had to take on his light-hearted middle-school romp books. Alcatraz, a 13 year old boy living in foster care, finds himself thrust into a world that he never knew existed. A world where librarians control all the information in the world and distort history to their own evil ends.

In the book the author breaks the fourth wall frequently (meaning he talks directly to the reader) which is done quite well and reminds me of the Secret's set of books, like The Name of this Book is Secret.

All in all, not the type of book I would read all the time, though my 11 year old son loved it and is currently working on the second. I suppose I should follow suit and read the next one as well.

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