Nick, age 11, Jaded Son of Bookstore Owner writes:
What if you found out that there are more than seven continents on the earth? Or if you knew that dinosaurs still existed today? Or if you knew that there was an evil cult of librarians trying to take over the world? Well, if you don't, read Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson. In this book, foster teenager Alcatraz, a boy cursed to break everything he touches and the same name as an infamous U.S prison, receives a bag of sand for his thirteenth birthday. Little does he know that this bag of sand will soon lead him to infiltrating a library, fighting monsters made of romance novels, becoming an Oculator, meeting British dinosaurs, discovering his Smedry Talent, befriending a 12 year old knight, and of course, breaking stuff. He will also find that his bag of sand is much more than he thinks. But of course, I can't tell you what it really is. You'll have to read the book. 306 Pages. Fiction
Editor's Note: A bunch of us at Little Shop- both staff and customers- are currently reading this book and loving it- it is clever, irreverent and very MT Andersonish.