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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Book Review: The Chosen One (Grimsley Hollow #1)

Nicole Storey

Age Group: MG/YA
Format:Kindle Edition/ Paperback

File Size: 527 KB
Publisher:Nicole Storey; 1 edition (August 24, 2011)

The Chosen One, the first in the Grimsley Hollow series, tells the story of a young boy named Gage who has autism, loves Halloween, and has no friends. But then he meets Eve, a young witch from the magical world of Grimsley Hollow. But after an evil witch threatens to destroy the safety and peace, Gage and his friends must fight to defeat the evil witch and save Grimsley Hollow.

Let me start by saying that I usually do not read a lot Middle Grade (MG) novels. Mostly because many try to copy the awesomeness of Harry Potter while failing completely. But after reading the summary- and in dire need for a great novel-I bought it on my Kindle-PC, and was not disappointed.

I love Mrs. Storey’s way of description. Her characters- vampires, witches, pixies, dragons, and even a demon doctor- are so fun and crafty I wish I knew each one of them. After tagging along with Gage on his wild adventure filled with mild violence (which is very acceptable in my book) and the joy of friendship, I was craving more when this novel was finished. The fact the Gage was autistic added a charm to the book that few rarely capture. Instead of being helpless, Gage was a hero.

I personally enjoyed this story. Instead of whining that he could not do something, Gage triumphed through magical danger and came out victorious. It not only tells a MARVELOUS story, but sends a message that I think everyone, not just kids can learn: Just because people have special needs, does not mean they are disabled from overcoming difficulties…no matter how magical.

This is a great read for all ages, especially those craving for a book as great as Harry Potter.

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1 comment:

  1. me too! I'm now reading Rick Riordan's Son of Neptune. It's nice to read something purely adventurous without the tiwsts and turns of "love" if you know what i mean. :)