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Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A.J. Hartley
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Apr 09, 2012

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This book is trying desperately to be like Harry Potter to the point that the main character is an orphan with one friend who's a boy and one who's a know-it-all girl. Unfortunately, at least for the first half of the book, the girl is so obnoxious that it's distracting. The concept is OK - Darwen moves from northern England to Atlanta after his parents die. When he visits the mall with his aunt (guardian) he finds a mirror shop, which turns out to have magic mirrors that are windows to another world. When he is given one of the mirrors his adventure begins. [return][return]Unfortunately, the character development is weak and I didn't like that nearly every single person (teacher and student) at his school is cruel - not just mean, cruel. The book did get better as it went along, but I would hesitate to recommend this.

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