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Lives up to the Hype
on 3 August 2011
So having been sent a copy of this book i felt obliged to read it, im not a massive fan of grown ups reading kids books, if you want to know if a kids book/ Young Adult book is any good, ask a kid/ Young Adult...not an old fart.
But i was mildly surprised with this one, all the hype and marketing blurb about awards etc... usually leave me suspicious and cold to a book, and i was sceptical about this one. However this is an author who lives his subject matter and it comes across in the writing, so the guy can kick and punch and throw and swing a sword, but can he write...simple answer is yes, the characters are engaging, the action is real and the style of writing draws you in, and does not talk up or down to the reader, it just is, and its written in a style that while easy is not simplistic.
I would have no hesitation in buying this for my nephews and nieces.