Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Book Review: Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians

Title: Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Length: 308

Quality Rating: 9
Content Rating: PG

Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians isn't really written by Brandon Sanderson and it isn't really fantasy. It's actually an autobiography by Alcatraz Smedry. The reason why its published under a pseudoname and as fantasy is because of the Librarians. You see, there is a conspiracy. And I loved every moment of it. From fighting off creatures created from bad romance novels to discovering that prisons are actually named after the good guys, this book is fantastic for middle schoolers and everyone else. Some of the jokes middle schoolers may not understand, and Sanderson often pokes good fun at the quarks and traditions of fantasy books, but everyone will love it. It's a coming of age story about a boy discovering who he is and the man looking back trying to convince everyone that he's not the hero everyone thinks he is.

This is rated PG because there is fantasy violence and librarians are the bad guys. So I figured that deserved a PG, so young kids don't get confused and think all librarians are evil. Just the ones who are parts of cults, or actually sort of undead. :)

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