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 Monstrous devices
 Author: Love, Damien

 Publisher:  Viking (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 338 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 588254 ISBN: 9780451478580
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Assassins -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Robots -- Fiction
 Grandfathers -- Fiction
 Golem -- Fiction
 Supernatural -- Fiction

Price: $21.46

Summary:
Alex, nearly thirteen, flees with his grandfather across snowy Europe to escape the human and mechanical assassins that pursue them, trying to retrieve a powerful object.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.90
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 197620
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 16.0   Quiz: 75873

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (09/15/18)
   Booklist (11/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/11/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2018 When Alex receives a robot in the mail from his grandpa, he is soon attacked by an army of little, deadly robots! What ensues is a journey to Paris to a toy maker who can confirm the robot's historical importance. Along the way, they flee and fight, flee and fight, and flee and fight some more with the bad guys, who include a few bald men in black; a tall, jumping man; a shady shop owner; and a young girl who may be connected to Alex in ways he never thought imaginable. Why do they want the robot? Hidden within it is the clay tablet with the true name of God that controlled the famous golem of Jewish myth. Love's story is full of relentless chases, leaving the protagonists with no chance to catch their breath. This fast-paced narrative will appeal to action fans but may disappoint others with its repetitiveness. Some questions are left unanswered, such as the background of the never-named grandpa, and a chilling twist at the end leaves room for potential sequels. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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