Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Phantom Limb by William Sleator and Ann Monticone

Isaac's mother is sick and has to go to the hospital for treatment.  He can understand that.  But he can't understand why she keeps getting worse instead of better.  She wasn't that sick when she went in...

Amulet Books, a division of Abrams, sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published in October, so watch for it at your local bookstore.

This book has a bit of the flavor of R L Stine's stories.  A bit "way out", a bit of horror, and a strong young man who is determined to save his mother from the danger she is in.  The worst part is that such a thing could actually happen.  There is evil in the world.  The fantasy portion of the story is dramatic, almost like something you'd see in a fortune teller's tent, and creates a very ironic ending.

The story moves fast, the evil is real, and I bet your child won't put the book down until they are finished with the story.  It's a good read!  Why not share some excitement with your young adult?

I am giving away my ARC of this book.  To be entered in the contest to win, you must comment here on the blog, and email me your name AND ADDRESS telling me why you want to read the book.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

Happy reading.

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