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 Curse of the Boggin
 Author: MacHale, D. J.


 Publisher:  Random House
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 242 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 593946 ISBN: 9781101932537
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Supernatural -- Fiction
 Libraries -- Fiction
 Blessing and cursing -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
[Bk. 1] When supernatural phenomena start following Marcus O'Mara around, he discovers a key that leads to The Library, a place where all the stories of the living and dead are kept that will help him and his friends solve a terrifying mystery.

Series:
Library (Random House), Bk. 1


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 184699
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 69481

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/16)
   Booklist (09/15/16)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2016 A disturbing hallucination at school becomes just one aspect of new reality for 13-year-old Marcus. He’s seeing ghosts and battling a malevolent spirit that threatens him, his family, and his friends in hopes that he will relinquish the Paradox key. Placed in any door, this old-fashioned key creates a portal to the Library, a repository of finished and unfinished stories in which supernatural forces create disturbances in the world. Though recent friction at home makes it hard to ask his adoptive parents for help, Marcus can always count on his friends Theo and Lu, who stick with him despite their terror. In the engaging first-person narrative, Marcus disarmingly says of his two best friends, “we looked like the cast of some kids’ show trying to cover all its ethnic bases.” This novel tells a compelling tale, while setting up the framework for a longer story arc. Readers who love action and adventure, lightened with a bit of humor, will look forward to meeting Marcus, Lu, and Theo again in the Library series. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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