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The Kindling by Braden Bell
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it was amazing

4.5/5 stars

This is one of the better middle grade books out there. Full of mystery, adventure, and (dare I say it?) magic, this book is full of excitement.

The characters are jump-off-the-page real, and they're great! I'd love to have them living next door. Well, maybe not . . . I don't really want the Darkhands to show up in my neighborhood.

Parents will like the way the story includes good morals (honoring decisions made by the parents, looking out for siblings/friends, not getting bogged down by self pity, teachers who aren't evil, etc.). Kids will enjoy the age-old fight of good vs. evil, and probably won't even notice on a conscious level those things the parents will appreciate.

This is great writing, and a wonderful story. Unfortunately, once you've read it, you'll have to wait for the next book. But don't worry, it's definitely worth it!
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Reading Progress

June 25, 2012 – Started Reading
June 25, 2012 – Shelved
June 26, 2012 – Finished Reading

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