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  • Alcatraz is an extraordinary 13-year-old boy with an amazing gift - he can break anything that he can get his hands on
  • Sanderson entertains his readers with insights such as this that they have to read exciting books like Alcatraz and not boring ones (which you can recognize if they are recommended to you as meaningful and deep ) in which the mother or the dog of the protagonist die (unless the book is especially deep - then the mother and dog die both)


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      Brandon Sanderson is one of the most popular writers of epic fantasies today, but few people know that he also writes books for children and teenagers. As a fan of this type of literature with great interest I went through the different pages of the novel ” Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians” ( I was drawn mostly by the ridiculous title) and I quickly sank into a truly engrossing and entertaining story. Alcatraz is an extraordinary 13-year-old boy with an amazing gift - he can break anything that he can get his hands on.

      As you can guess, he’s an orphan, and the said gift of his does not make him


      popular with his foster parents. Actually, Alcatraz is moved from home to home, leaving everything behind in ruins, doing it not on purpose - or so he thinks.

      Things are getting worse on his 13th birthday when he receives his inheritance - a simple bag of (seemingly) sand and a diary full of meaningless scribbles. This is not particularly inspiring, so we can forgive the poor boy that he does not pay much attention to the theft of that bag.

      But things change when on the threshold comes a crazy old man who claims to be his grandfather. Endowed with a skill almost as strong as that of Alcatraz - namely always being late - the grandfather tells Alcatraz that he is a descendant of some great race, destined to battle with the darkest conspiracy worldwide - namely that of the evil librarians.

      According to the grandfather the librarians hide from the people the true nature of the world, its true story and even that which weapons are modern and which - are not. Alcatraz, of course, does not believe a word of it.

      However, when one of the social workers who have to move him to a new home takes out a gun and points it at him, the boy is forced to admit to himself that the old man might ...


      • Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians Book by Brandon Sanderson
      be his only salvation… “Alcatraz versus the evil Librarians” is the first book in a series aimed at fans of stories like “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” and “Levan Tamps and the gateway to Foo ,” however it is made more in the field of comedy. Sanderson entertains his readers with insights such as this that they have to read exciting books like “Alcatraz” and not boring ones (which you can recognize if they are recommended to you as ” meaningful” and “deep”) in which the mother or the dog of the protagonist die (unless the book is especially deep - then the mother and dog die both).

      The story itself

      is also deliberately ridiculous, but it makes you reading it with a smile, and the characters, including Alcatraz are very nicely made. Even the villain , though the story is a comedy, is well made .

      All this makes from the book “Alcatraz versus the evil Librarians” a very funny read and a good start to the series, which I will probably read to the end of it in the near or distant future. Although it did not caught me as much as the mentioned above Percy Jackson, Alcatraz really has exciting adventures.

      I recommend it. And whatever you do , do not open the end part of the book before you get yourself to it.




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