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A disturbing tale of two psychopathic pre-teens. Somewhat along the lines of the ‘Ripley’ series. Aimed at YA, well-written but creepily dangerous. ‘What do two monsters do when they pass each other? Smile!’
Not really sure about this one! A very adult book – definitely for mature senior readers.
I really enjoyed the social history of San Fransisco – the development of the city; the segregation of immigrants; the French connection; the gender discussions and the development of the economy. However I was not that taken with the actual storyline and the use of lyrics.
This is the third Donaghue I have read – The sealed letter and The room being the others – all very different.
You can read the author’s comments here – Donaghue
This will undoubtedly be a popular read – the kids are so into ‘Dynamo’ anything about magicians and hynosis will be a hit.
Korman is a popular author and this is his latest novel. Jax (Jackson) is unaware of the power he has to ‘influence’ people until the day he is taken under the wing of Dr Mako and the SENTIA Academy. Here he learns how to channel his powers and use them for the right purpose – or is that exactly what is happening?
Fast paced – full of action and suspense – and obviously written for a sequel!!