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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review of Final Version of Book #1

I am conducting a trial of the final manuscript for book #1, "The Saeshell Book of Time: Part 1: The Death of Innocents" at The Rainard School for Gifted Students in Houston, Texas.  This part one of a four part serial novel specifically targeted toward gifted middle school students. The novel is a blend of contemporary fantasy, science fiction horror, and political thriller. One of the students has allowed me to post their review. She a gifted girl, 13 years old.

I really enjoyed the book, it was very entertaining and unlike anything I've ever read before. The fact that most of the story was focused on the character's backstories was probably my favorite part of the book. Most of the time, books with multiple characters do not give you enough information on the characters and I personally find that irritating; I like being able to understand what motivates the characters and what makes them tick. The book told me everything I needed to know in order to understand the story (and the characters) without having ruining the book. It was well written and nothing about it was too unclear. The innocence of Paul25 was one of the highlights of the story. Having him think he is a fairy, and then having him think that he had caused Stefan's father to starve to death. He added a humorous touch in an otherwise serious story. Another one of the best parts of the story was how you had added in Tova2's and Stefan's romance without having it as the main plot or distract from the point of the story. It was just a tiny segment of the story, there was nothing about it that made me want to vomit, and it was one of the first romances in a book that did not have one of the two act like they're the other's slave for life. 

Overall, the book was amazing. I found a few typos and one or two things that confused me, but other than what I have here, there was really nothing else wrong with it.

 (I left the list of typos out of the article. However, I'm definitely going to fix them!).

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