Writing is like cooking, if you spill something, you should make it look like part of the act.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Alctraz versus the Shattered Lens

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Title: Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens
Publishing information: Scholastic Press, December 1, 2010, Ages 9-12
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Science Fiction
Summary of Plot: This fourth book of the Alcatraz series starts with Alcatraz learning about exploding teddy bears! Why you might ask, well because the Librarians are attacking. The Free Kingdom Mokia is near defeat, and it’s up to Alcatraz Smedry to save them. Why, because he is a Smedry. Alcatraz in this book learns more about his family’s power and his own ability to break things. He ends up the leader of the falling city, with his help of his friend Bastille, a Crystalian Knight, and his Uncle Kaz, who has the ability to get lost; he tries to hold against the Librarians until more help arrives.
Your Reaction to the book: I love the smart-aleckiness, the sarcasm and the puns. You can’t go a page without laughing at something. This is the fourth book in the series, so don’t try starting with this one, start with Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians. This book is fast past and will keep anyone interested. Even though I would ladle this Science Fiction, I would not say it filled with science fiction elements
Potential Problems: This book doesn’t review from past books. It doesn’t slow down to explain things, but it will be explained along the way. The author releases this and encourages the reader to continue to read.
Recommendations: Kids who do not enjoy read, or find it boring should definitely pick up this book. If a kids does not find this book, or any other book in the series fast past enough, then they did not read it.

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