Bound To Stay Bound

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 Bad luck
 Author: Bosch, Pseudonymous

 Illustrator: Moreno, Juan Manuel

 Publisher:  Little, Brown
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 278 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 136156 ISBN: 9780316320429
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Magic -- Fiction
 Camps -- Fiction
 Dragons -- Fiction

Price: $13.42

Summary:
Second book--Clay's adventures at a magical camp continue as he befriends a new ally and faces new adversaries in his journey to find his magical talent and solve new mysteries on Price Island.

Series:
Bad Books, 2


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 182286
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 71424

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (12/01/15)
   School Library Journal (01/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2016 Gr 4–6—This second installment in the series picks up just about where Bad Magic (Little, Brown, 2014) left off: with sixth-grader Clay at Earth Ranch, an island camp for delinquent youth that is really a camp for kids with magical talents. This time around, readers also meet Brett, the precocious son of a billionaire-cum-cruise ship owner—and Brett has just discovered that his father may be in the midst of some dastardly scheme. Brett ends up washed ashore on the island housing Earth Ranch, and almost as soon as Clay finds and helps him, strange—well, stranger—things start to happen on the island. This second volume has plenty of Bosch's signature cheekiness and footnotes, and it's chock-full of intrigue, danger, secret missions, betrayal, a magical library within a library, and a creature straight from legend. Longtime Bosch fans will be thrilled at the reappearance of characters from his "Secret Series" (Little, Brown), but the good fun and solid adventure will delight new readers just the same. VERDICT An excellent addition to middle grade collections.—Amy Koester, Learning Experiences Department, Skokie PL - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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