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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Noteworthy Passages: The Magnificent Twelve: The Call

The Magnificent Twelve: The Call (ARC) by Michael Grant
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: August 24th, 2010
Pages: 256
Age Level: 10+

Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.

Synopsis from GoodReads
Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.

And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys' bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it's up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen's dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn't want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?

A laugh-out-loud story filled with excitement and magic, The Magnificent Twelve: The Call is the first book in bestselling author Michael Grant's hilarious new fantasy adventure series.

Noteworthy Passages

Narrator; pg. 10-11
This was the point where Mack should have started begging, pleading, whining, and bribing. But the weird thing about Mack was that even though he was afraid of puppets, sharks, the ocean, shots, spiders, dentists, fire, Shetland ponies, hair dryers, asteroids, hot air balloons, blue cheese, tornadoes, mosquitos, electrical outlets, bats (the kind that fly and suck your blood), beards, babies, fear itself, and especially being buried alive, he was not afraid of real, actual trouble.

Rose & Stefan; pg. 94
"Don't lose this," she said. "Or this." She handed each of them an iPhone.
"Is your number on here?" Stefan asked with a leer.
"I'm a little old for you," Rose said witheringly.
Stefan grinned. "I don't mind."


Well that's it everyone. I hope these passages along with my review will make you want to pick this book up. You can read my review HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Sandy said...

The exchange between Rose and Stefan made me snort, haha.

Nice picks :)

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