April 10, 2015

@SourcebooksFire 1 Star #Review #Giveaway Young Houdini: The Magician's Fire by Simon Nicholson

Young Harry Houdini spends his days chaining himself to train tracks and teetering on wires high above the city with his two best friends, Arthur and Billie. But when Harry's friend and magical mentor, Herbie, disappears, the three friends band together, determined to rescue the beloved magician.

With nothing more than a mysterious puff of purple smoke, an ominous threat, and a menacing Bulgarian for evidence, Harry, Arthur, and Billie embark on a dangerously thrilling investigation that pushes their skill, and friendship, to the limits. But can Harry find Herbie before it's too late?
 About the Author

Biography

UK-Canadian writer Simon Nicholson worked in theatre for a while before starting to write stories, mainly for children. Since then he has written books, plays and many episodes of internationally successful children's television shows. He has been nominated for BAFTA and RTS awards. Amongst other things, his stories have featured hotels, the dogs who fought in the First World War, two murderous Russian nannies, some squirrels and, most recently, the young Harry Houdini.




Written in old english, character is kinda full of himself, written in 3rd person POV.  This one sent me for a loop.  Although it was pretty good it was hard to get into.  This one I had to rate one star.  I didnt finish it and I can't recommend it.  In our day and age with shows/movies like Jack-A** etc.  We have teens dying because they are stupid enough to try the stunts they see on tv. This book included a stunt  where a child of 11 is trying to get out of ropes via an oncoming train. After that the book got fairly boring and I didnt finish it. 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
To young for impressionable young middle schoolers 











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