Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Kindling, by Braden Bell

Homework? Of course. Crushes? Sure. But who knew seventh grade included superpowers?
From the cover:
Loud shrieks sliced the air, followed by the smell of burning cloth. Conner looked over in time to see Geoffrey jumping up and down, yelling and shrieking. Smoke poured from the seat of his shorts while blue and yellow sparks snap-crackle-and-popped all around the heater.
All thirteen-year-old Conner Dell wants to do is pass pre-algebra, play lacrosse, and possibly kiss Melanie Stephens. He didn’t mean to set anyone’s gym shorts on fire or make school lunches explode. But now that the strange powers inside him have been ignited, Connor’s normal teenage life is about to go up in flames!
This fast-paced novel is non-stop fun for kids and parents alike. With characters you can’t help but root for, a plot that keeps you guessing, and plenty of humor, it’s a guaranteed thrill ride from cover to cover!
My Review:
I will be buying this for my 11 year old son and 12 year old daughter to read. The 14 year old will probably read it too.
End of review, what more needs to be said?
Well, maybe a few more words.
What kid doesn’t love reading about getting a little back from the bullies and using super-cool new powers to fight adults? Detention takes on a whole new meaning when teachers can blast balls of light from their yardsticks!
In a world where light engages dark in a battle of epic proportions, siblings Conner and Lexa, along with their friend Melanie must learn to wield their newfound gifts of light as they are forced to fight to defend their families. They have to learn to control what they are doing fast, because someone is after them. The problem is; they’re the only ones who can see their sinister stalker.
Burning shorts, flying pizzas, evil motorcycle-riding darkhands, and one pretty vicious unicorn--what's not to love?  With a battle in Disney’s It’s a Small World ride, followed by a lunchroom food fight to end all fights, you won’t want to put this book down until the final page is turned. (Oh, and you’ll never look at pizza the same again.)

This is a great book to cap off your summer and jump into school mode! And if things start happening that you just can't explain? . . . let's just say it's always best to be prepared.
You can buy the book on Amazon or directly from Braden.
If you want to read the story behind The Kindling, you can go here.
You can watch some awesome book trailers here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Marilyn! That was a fun review. I hope your kids like it.